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A knockout occurs when a fighter is knocked to the canvas, and receives a 10 count from the referee before he is able to stand back up, and able to continue the fight. A TKO, actually stands for a technical knock out (Is this what you men by total knock out?) - and refers to a fighter who is still physically on his feet, but who is either phsically unable to continue due to an injury - or the referee deems him to be unable to continue the fight due to his being impaired and unable to defend himself.

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Q: What is the difference between a knock out and a total knock out in boxing?
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