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What is the difference between a TKO and KO?

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02/09/2007

TKO, technical knockout, is when the fight is stopped because if they continue there is a very high likely hood that the loser is giong to get hurt even worse then they already have. It is an acknowledgement that the loser no longer has the ability to effectively protect themself and it is only a matter of time before the winner knocks them out. KO, knockout, means that the winner has actually caused the loser to be unconscious and out cold.