20 Awesome Haymakers and Sucker Punches In Movies

These haymakers, sucker punches, and knockout blows made us believe coldcocking someone with a bare first wouldn’t result in a fractured hand.

By Matt Christensen

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This isn’t a collection of awesome movie fights. So we’re discounting any epic battles that involve badass ganges and crews. (Sadly, this meant we couldn’t shoehorn anything from Big Trouble in Little China into the article.) Instead, we focussed on haymakers, sucker punches, and knockout blows that pummeled the holy hell out of the poor bastard on the business end of the fist.

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We didn’t bother ranking them from best to worst because that would have caused at least 20 more memorable fistfight with our editors. So the number is random. That should explain why Uncle Buck knocking out a clown is last and Nicholas Cage in a bear suit is near the top. Feel free to add to our list in the comments, or to drop us a line via email: editors@modernman.com.

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TAGS: action movies, fighting, guy movies