4. Nigel Benn Vs Ian Chantler, 1987 – 16 Seconds
The next bout in our countdown of the fastest knockouts in professional boxing took place at the unlikely venue of the Hudsons Sports Centre in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Any fans who made the trip to watch Nigel Benn take on St Helens native Ian Chantler however, were not there for long.
In his 16 second long 11th professional fight, the ‘Dark Destroyer’ made extremely light work of Chantler, dodging a few speculative jabs from the Merseysider before planting a right hook on his chin that sent him sprawling to the canvas. The win was the 11th of a total of 22 straight knockout victories to begin Benn’s glittering professional career.