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The year 2022 saw breakout performances from future stars, retirements, among plenty of upsets and controversies. The list goes on with the greatest moments boxing had to offer this past year. Among those moments, you'll find spectacular knockouts.

In no particular order, the following list is based on the boxer's remarkable display of the "sweet science," as well as the significance of the boxer's performance in context to the fighter's career trajectory.

Here are Boxing's greatest Knockouts of 2022

Michael Conlan (18-1) Vs. Leigh Wood (26-2) 12th Round Technical Knockout

After being knocked down in the first round of the World Boxing Association featherweight championship title fight against Michael "Mick" Conlan, Leigh "Leigh-thal" Wood, 34, returned the favor in the 11th round. Wood was down on all three judges' score cards heading into the 12th round and needed a miracle to win.

With one minute and 43 seconds left in the final round, Wood sent Conlan through the ropes after a one-two combination to defeat the exhausted Belfast, Northern Ireland native on March 12, at Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England.

The Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England native's come from behind Hail Mary victory ranks as the best knockout of 2022, as Wood still remains the reigning WBA featherweight champion.

Caleb Plant (22-1) Vs. Anthony Dirrell (34-3-2) 9th Round Knockout

Both Caleb "Sweethands" Plant, 30, and Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell are former super-middleweight titleholders. Plant landed a devastating left hook to the body followed by a flush left to the chin that finished Dirrell in the co-main event fight on the Premier Boxing Champions on Fox pay-per-view card, Oct. 15, at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York.

It was "Sweethands'" first fight since losing the International Boxing Federation title to Saul "Canelo" Alverez on Nov. 6, 2021. Scoring a knockout victory was a great way for Plant to bounce back into title contention in the super-middleweight division.

Joe Cordina (15-0) Vs. Kenichi Ogawa (26-2-1-1NC) KO 2nd Round

Joe Cordina, 31, became the new International Boxing Federation super-featherweight champion, June 4, defeating Tokyo, Japan native Kenichi Ogawa.

In front of a hometown crowd at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, Cordina, with a brilliantly timed right hand early in Round 2, sent Ogawa down and unable to beat the count.

Deontay Wilder (43-2-1) Vs. Robert Helenius (31-4) KO 1st Round

The sixth ranked heavweight boxer in the world, Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder, 37, knocked out Robert "The Nordic Nightmare" Helenius, in the first round to gain his 43rd victory in the squared circle. The fight was a World Boxing Council heavyweight title eliminator Saturday Oct. 15, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

If Wilder plans on facing Fury a fourth time or simply finding a path back into heavyweight title contention, a first-round knockout is the first step in the right direction.

Terence Crawford (39-0) Vs. David Avanesyan (29-4) KO 6th Round

World Boxing Organiztaion welterweight champion, Terence "Bud" Crawford, 35, floored David Avanesyan with a sixth-round TKO on Dec. 10, at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

A counter left uppercut followed by a textbook right hook put Avanesyan on his back. It quickly prompted the end of a tricky fight for Crawford, as he continues his championship ways. 'Bud' Crawford remains boxing's pound-for-pound greatest fighter.

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