Now that 2009 has wrapped up, we can take a look at the best of the decade that just was. We still have fighter, fight and round of the decade left to go.
When voting, please only consider the time that the fighter was in the specified weight class during this decade. Also, I'm not going to count obvious ballot stuffing when I tally these up in a couple weeks. Due to ballot stuffing patterns, the Manny Pacquiao fight isn't in the poll, but votes will be counted in the comments.
Videos and nominees after the jump, below the poll
Hasim Rahman KO5 Lennox Lewis (knockout at 2:20), April 22, 2001
Kostya Tszyu TKO2 Zab Judah (knockout at 5:56), November 3, 2001
Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman (knockout at 1:12), November 17, 2001
Roy Jones Jr. KO7 Glenn Kelly (knockout at 1:50), February 2, 2002
Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Jr., May 15, 2004
Allan Green KO1 Jaidon Codrington (knockout at around :50), November 4, 2005
Calvin Brock KO6 Zuri Lawrence (knockout at :22), February 25, 2006
Darnell Wilson KO11 Emmanuel Nwodo (knockout at :47), June 29, 2007
Nonito Donaire KO5 Vic Darchinyan (knockout at 1:15), July 7, 2007
Manny Pacquiao TKO2 Ricky Hatton (knockout at 2:23), May 2, 2009 [NOTE: Not in the poll, but I will count votes in the comments.]
Others for consideration: Ben Tackie KO10 Roberto Garcia, Danny Williams KO6 Mark Potter, Lennox Lewis KO2 Franz Botha, Lennox Lewis KO8 Mike Tyson, Rocky Juarez KO10 Antonio Diaz, David Tua KO1 Michael Moorer, Samuel Peter KO2 Jeremy Williams, Troy Wilson TKO3 Rodney Freeman, Shannon Briggs KO12 Serguei Lyakhovich, Ricky Hatton KO4 Jose Luis Castillo, Kendall Holt KO1 Ricardo Torres, Kermit Cintron KO2 Walter Matthysse, Edison Miranda KO3 David Banks, Juan Urango KO4 Carlos Vilches, Shane Mosley KO12 Ricardo Mayorga, Randall Bailey KO4 Francisco Figueroa, Arthur Abraham KO12 Jermain Taylor.
What was the best knockout of the 2000's?
Hasim Rahman KO5 Lennox Lewis (20 votes)
Kostya Tszyu KO2 Zab Judah (53 votes)
Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman (38 votes)
Roy Jones Jr. KO7 Glenn Kelly (33 votes)
Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Jr. (23 votes)
Allan Green KO1 Jaidon Codrington (18 votes)
Calvin Brock KO6 Zuri Lawrence (6 votes)
Nonito Donaire KO5 Vic Darchinyan (35 votes)
Darnell "Ding a Ling Man" Wilson KO11 Emmanuel Nwodo (7 votes)
Other (Please specify in comments) (48 votes)
281 total votes