This may sound warped, and I can't stand to see people get hit, even in the movies, but I love it that you can see just how badly this guy's world was rocked with a knockout punch. The photographer got a bit lucky in that the boxer fell right in front of him. Also, the referee was standing in just the right spot to make the count to add to the tension of the image. Although the depth of field is shallow, and the referee is soft, the ring ropes draw your eye to him and his body language. Yes, luck is part of it, but David Gard put it all together at just the right moment.
Gustavo Mejia lies on the mat after Demetrio Soto knocked him out at 58 seconds into the first round of their super lightweight boxing bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday, June 7, 2008.