15/08/2022

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Australia’s George Kambosos Jr. has pulled a single of boxing’s good modern upsets, turning into the unified IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring light-weight earth champion.

The 28-year-previous Sydneysider stunned unbeaten favorite Teofimo Lopez through break up conclusion, one hundred fifteen-111, one hundred fifteen-113, 113-114.

He knocked down Lopez in the very first round, and even though Lopez returned the favour in the tenth, the Aussie at instances dominated his fancied opponent and did sufficient to gain it on the cards.

Kambosos was a $six underdog to gain the struggle outright and $nine.fifty to gain it through factors/conclusion, but pulled off the incredible upset at a bought-out Hulu Theatre at Madison Sq. Backyard.

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Kambosos scored his knockdown with a properly-timed overhand suitable in a sizzling very first round as both fighters arrived out swinging wildly, backing up a spiteful war of phrases that lasted virtually a year.

Soon after an even pair of rounds followed, Kambosos took manage in the center of the struggle.

But Lopez surged back again from the eighth round onwards and knocked down the Aussie in the tenth with a chopping suitable hand after rocking him with a large straight suitable in the ninth. But Kambosos regained his feet and battled back again brilliantly in the remaining two rounds to outland his rival forty one-16 across the eleventh and twelfth rounds. Lopez experienced a important minimize above his remaining eye that pressured the referee to call in a doctor in the eleventh, and was also minimize on his head and suitable eye. Kambosos himself was remaining bloodied by a minimize to a single eye, but looked the much healthier of the two warriors when the remaining bell sounded.

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Kambosos stunningly dropped Lopez in the very first round.Resource: Provided

Kambosos declared: “Have I changed all week? Have I changed all occupation? Never… I’m not the king, due to the fact you have bought 4 kings. I’m the emperor!”

“I’m the biggest Australian fighter in record,” he extra.

Kambosos uncovered the phrases of legendary trainer Cus D’amato ignited the very first-round shot that changed the struggle – and his occupation.

“Cus D’Amato experienced a good declaring, when Muhammad Ali fought an unbelievable puncher in Joe Frazier… ‘You hit him with the ideal suitable hand you have at any time thrown in your lifestyle in the very first round and change the fight’.

“That’s what I did, I experienced that in my head. I experienced that mentality, that I’m heading to hit this guy clean up, that I’m heading to hit him difficult and I’m heading to place him down. The struggle changed after that.”

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Kambosos after fought on a Lopez undercard, but in a struggle that was ten months in the creating – and experienced the day changed 8 instances – he made a single of the all-time boilovers on just his 3rd struggle in the US to move to twenty- with ten KOs.

A disciplined Kambosos consistently looked to hit Lopez on the counter as the reigning champion billed in on the lookout for a knockout shot. Behind a effectively-timed jab and a good overhand suitable – the shot which dropped Lopez in the opening round – the Australian outworked his rival all over the twelve rounds. According to CompuBox stats, he landed one hundred fifty five electrical power punches to Lopez’s one hundred fifteen.

“I gained tonight,” a bitter Lopez declared. “I ain’t no sore loser, I acquire my wins and I can acquire my losses… I really do not treatment what anybody claims man.”

He extra: “The referee understood I gained tonight. Most people understood I gained tonight,” triggering a loud outcry of boos from a crowd which experienced been heavily in favour of the Brooklyn-primarily based Lopez all over the bout.

Lopez went on to claim he gained the struggle by ten rounds to Kambosos’ two: “I score it ten-2.”

Kambosos hit back again, professing: “You’re delusional”, in advance of quickly providing a rematch to the crushed champ (now 16-1) on Australian soil.

“Take it like a champ, let us do it yet again in Australia,” Kambosos claims. “80,000 lovers in Australia, let us do it yet again.”

He could also look for a long term unification struggle towards Devin Haney, who retains the WBC light-weight belt. A different selection could be a bout with increasing star Gervonta Davis.

Each fighters have been quickly taken to medical center subsequent the bout.

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JAPAN GUN Puts Earth ON Observe

Earlier, Kenichi Ogawa claimed the vacant IBF earth tremendous featherweight title with a bloody and brutal victory above South African southpaw Azinga Fuzile.

Fuzile’s good shoulder-roll defence stopped the far more lively Ogawa from landing substantially of be aware in the very first 4 rounds, in advance of Ogawa landed a monster straight suitable to the chin in the fifth that dropped Fuzile.

Fuzile showed plenty of courage to remain in the struggle by way of the twelve rounds, but took a mountain of punishment from Ogawa’s strong suitable hand.

Each eyes experienced important cuts – not helped by a pair of accidental head clashes – but Fuzile’s nose also bled profusely.

Ogawa dropped Fuzile 2 times far more in the remaining round and it could effectively have been stopped by the referee, but the Japanese star claimed the belt comfortably in a unanimous conclusion: one hundred fifteen-one hundred ten x2, 114-11.

Ogawa moves to 26-1-1 (18KOs) even though Fuzile slumps to 15-2 (nine KOs).

CHINESE BEAST CRUSHES RIVAL

Chinese heavyweight giant “Big Bang” Zhilei Zhang took his unbeaten streak to 23 bouts with a crushing victory above American “The Beast” Craig Lewis.

Lewis – a late-see alternative and a journeyman – was outmuscled from the begin by the in the vicinity of 2m-tall, 124kg star.

Lewis was dropped for the very first time in 19 bouts in just the second round by a few of large remaining palms, and his corner quickly stopped the struggle – his very first stoppage defeat in a long occupation.

Zhang, the 2008 Olympic silver medallist, bounced back again from a attract with Jerry Lewis very last time out.

He is now 23–1 with eighteen KOs.

Whole LOPEZ-KAMBOSOS CARD

George Kambosos Jr def Teofimo Lopez — Break up conclusion (one hundred fifteen-111, one hundred fifteen-113, 113-114) for the IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring light-weight titles

Azinga Fuzile def. Kenichi Ogawa – unanimous conclusion (one hundred fifteen-one hundred ten x2, 114-11) for the vacant IBF earth tremendous featherweight title

Raymond Ford def Felix Caraballo — TKO Spherical 8 Featherweight

Zhilei Zhang def Craig Lewis – TKO round two Heavyweight

Ramala Ali def Isela Vera – unanimous conclusion (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) Tremendous bantamweight

Christina Cruz def Maryguenn Vellinga – unanimous conclusion (60-fifty four, 60-fifty four, 59-55) Flyweight

Anthony Herrera def Jonathan Herrera – TKO round two

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