Originally Posted by pesadillamal
I don't let the linesmen determine whether it was a TKO or not so them jumping in has nothing to do with it. If the player takes a punch and can't continue because of the punch then I am inclined to give out a TKO. There is a lot of room between a KO and a KD, and there are many KD's where the fighter gets right up ready to go again. Might as well give the fighter something for ending the fight with a punch.
Fair enough I guess, but for me simply saying "Brown landed a monster shot that ended the fight" more than suffices. When the term TKO comes into play, everyone has their own definition and it turns to arguing over semantics when there's no need to.
It's a bastardization of a term that has a definite meaning. Everyone knows what a boxing TKO is. It's easily define-able. I have no real beef with people using the term, this is just a thought that always crosses my mind when people are arguing over whether something was or wasn't a TKO.