Knockdown or knock-down may refer to one or more of the following: In full-contact combat sports, a knockdown occurs when a combatant is down or defenseless, typically before a knockout. A referee will call a knockdown if he or she believes that the fighter has been damaged sufficiently to prevent him or her from continuing.
Knockdown fights are often seen as less serious than KO (knockout) fights because there are no judges involved and therefore, no way for them to score a knockdown. Also, since a knockdown does not necessarily mean that the fighter is out, they can continue fighting even though he or she is down. However, if the fighter continues to take significant damage after being knocked down, then it is clear that he or she cannot continue fighting safely and so should be stopped by an official or another participant.
In boxing, when a boxer is hit with a heavy blow to the head/body that causes him or her to fall to the floor, a knockdown has occurred. If the fighter does not get up within 10 seconds, then he or she has been counted out and the fight is over. If the fighter does get back up, he or she is given a chance to continue. If there are still opponents left to fight, the downed fighter will likely have to wear a helmet in order to protect himself or herself further.
A knockdown happens when a boxer, after being hit, reaches the ring floor with any part of his body other than his feet but is able to get back up and continue fighting. A knockdown causes the referee to count (usually to ten); if the boxer fails the count, the bout is declared a KO. The referee may stop the fight due to the severity of the attack or if it looks like the boxer will not be able to continue.
Knockdowns can happen in various ways. A hard punch to the head or body can cause many problems for your brain and nervous system, including vision loss, memory loss, and even death. The fighter may appear dazed and confused, possibly because parts of his brain have been damaged, and he might fall over awkwardly or even strike his head on the matting during recovery.
A knockdown can also be caused by a well-placed shot to the body. These are sometimes called "shoulder strikes" because they often occur when one arm is raised defensively while the other hand delivers the blow. A shoulder strike can easily damage the collarbone, shoulder blade, or breastbone (sternum). A lot of pain will usually follow, causing the fighter to let go of his weapon (arm or fist). A shoulder strike can also hurt because it forces the opponent to change direction quickly, leaving him off-balance and vulnerable elsewhere on the body.
The distinction between knockdown and knockout as nouns is that a knockdown is the act of knocking someone down or the condition of being knocked down, but a knockout is the act of knocking someone unconscious, or at least unable to get back on their feet within a specific length of time; a tko. A knockout can be either voluntary or involuntary.
In boxing, a knockdown occurs when the boxers touch the mat in some way, be it by throwing their hands up or hitting each other with any part of their bodies except for their heads. If the opponent goes down, the referee will call a break. In this case, the fighter who went down was said to have been "knocked out".
A knockout can also happen if your opponent fails to make it to their feet after getting hit in the head repeatedly. In this case, they have been "knocked out".
It is important to note that not all knockdowns result in knockouts. If a fighter survives a knockdown, they have a chance to recover and continue fighting. If they do not get up within a certain time, they will be awarded the victory by default. However, if they fail to win by majority decision after continuing past the allotted time, the fight will be declared a no-contest.
As well, there are cases where a fighter may appear to be knocked out, but still survive.