Undefeated American Joe George has sent an early contender for knockout of the 12 months with a petrifying uppercut that knocked Marcos Escudero out chilly in their re-match.
The rivals faced off in the opener for Showtime Boxing’s Leading Boxing Champions card and sent 1 of the most stunning stoppages in modern yrs.
George was driving on two of the a few judges’ scorecards as the fight went into the ninth spherical — but the 31-12 months-aged took the judges out of the equation when he set Escudero up for a thundering ending move.
Escudero slipped beneath a wild proper hand from George, but was remaining flattened by a adhere to-up remaining-hand upper-slice that landed flush on his chin.
Escudero was rocked off his ft by the power of the punch, crumpling backwards in a messy heap.
The sluggish motion of the savage KO is tricky to watch.
Escudero wasn’t even equipped to move right up until the referee was presently fifty percent way through his 10-depend.
It was crystal clear from his shocked, frozen attempts to get back again to his ft that the fight was about.
The referee waved off the fight after counting to 9.
The commentators explained the complete as “vicious”.
“I was location him up with the jab to the human body and experienced him leaning about a minor,” George stated.
“I desired him to get comfortable and which is just what he did. He was comfortable, I slipped about and shot it. Definitely, he gave it to me and I experienced to acquire it and place him down.”
“The result is self-explanatory. I don’t have to say very little. I’m ready to fight whoever up coming. Just one fight at a time and I’ll be organized for whatever’s on the way.”
Their initial fight finished in a controversial split final decision that went the way of George, in spite of 1 of the judges scoring the fight in Escudero’s favour.
The win sees George improve to a ideal eleven- and retains his hopes alive for a foreseeable future title shot.