A one punch knockout is the ultimate duality of life unleashed in a split second. In that moment, a man loses consciousness under the horrible fact that he just had a piece of life taken from him while another man shows the ability - to defend himself and gain respect - in an instant act of God through the power of a fist.
But it's not all about knocking people out. Fighters must fight. That's what they do. When the bell rings, it's just two men with their hearts stripped naked. There is a beauty in that which many people don't see.
There is greatness in the ferocity of boxing.
Pugilists and boxing fans are sadists almost by default. Others just see cruelty while a sadist sees art in motion. It's about the power that you can't gain in the open world. Degenerates only fight advantageously; they are not real fighters.
You tell me how is it fair that only the bad guys get to fight?
The point of boxing is not just to knock the other guy out. That would be the same as saying the only point of hockey is scoring goals or that the point of football is just touchdowns. That is too simplistic of a viewpoint for those sports or for the sweet science.
It's about a man putting his heart on the line for the world to see. That's a fighter. You give and take respect.