In the world of combat sports, every knockout is truly its own, unique, unconsciousness-inducing snowflake. From time to time, however, we are gifted a KO that truly defies the odds, our expectations, or even the common laws of physics. That's what the 'Insane KO of the Day' is all about.
Today's KO: The OTHER most vicious KO in women's boxing history (aka Flair Flop: The Sequel)
Okay, so do you guys remember how I labeled Ann Wolfe's classic knockout of Vonda Ward "the most vicious KO in women's boxing history"? Well, after speaking with upper management, it turns out that I might have been a little presumptuous in my diagnosis. But just as Dr. Gregory House has to nearly kill his patient 3x over to eventually save their lives, I have chosen to correct my error today with this, the DEFINITELY most vicious KO in women's boxing history.
Jelena Mrdjenovich is something of a legend in the Canadian boxing scene, having enjoyed three reigns as WBC featherweight champion (one of which being her current run) while capturing both the WBA featherweight title WIBA super featherweight title along the way. In 2011, Mrdjenovich was somewhat inexplicably paired against journeywoman Olivia Gerula with her title on the line. After handily outworking her opponent through eight rounds, Mrdjenovich uncorked an absolute monster of a left hook that led to this:
Yep, that's a Flair Flop that would've made both the man himself and noted Flair Flop imitator Rolles Gracie proud.
If the knockout itself wasn't already worth your click, then hearing Europe's "The Final Countdown" blare triumphantly in the background while an unconscious Gerula lays face down on the mat surely will be. I'm pretty sure that her soul got a lot closer to Venus than those frilly-haired Swedes did, in any case.
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