The best boxing tournament of 2021 is closed and there are no competitors. After several delays stemming from Triller’s heck of a game to testing positive for COVID-19, the lightweight title fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr was seen as a fight in favor of Teofimo. .
Reality? Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) removes the shock of all shocks, going into enemy territory to take the WBA, IBF, WBC (franchise) and WBO belts from Lopez (16) -1, 12 KOs) in a suspenseful decision to split in front of a stunned partisan crowd at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Australian scored a knockdown in the first round, survived the knockdown on the 10th round, and usually only beat Lopez and beat him more than Teofimo beat Kambosos. It was a sensational fight, one that no one would have expected (other than Kambosos and his team perhaps), and against all odds there is a new unified champion at 135 lbs. .
Kambosos is over 800 points behind in some betting institutions, while Lopez is -900 and above. This is not supposed to be competition on paper. It is supposed to be a regular mandatory title defense. And it turned out to be a nightmare for Lopez and a dream come true for George.
This is why we love combat sports.
There is anything but a perceptual process in the opening round. Kambosos was there to be as aggressive as expected but he was tagged quite a bit by Lopez, who seemed very annoyed at the early KO and showed little respect for the Australian. In a dramatic turn of events, a giant Kambosos right hand knocked Lopez down with just a few seconds left in the round. Kambosos then got another right arm on Lopez after the knockdown before falling down due to a slip. Amazing stuff!
It was a little less chaotic over the next few innings. Kambosos still successfully caught up with Lopez with his right hand, but Lopez still overpowered him and he shook George with a left hook in the third round, then again with his right hand as the bell rang. Kambosos was fearless in it and dropped a few sturdy hooks and spikes, ready to hurl inside with Teofimo and give as much as he could.
As the fight goes on, Kambosos looks like a better boxer at night. He effectively countered Lopez, working behind the stab, and he looked quicker before the punch to a man superior to the great Vasiliy Lomachenko. Lopez was slashed near her left eye and swollen below her right eye. Kambosos are usually the doers of superior bodily work.
Lopez dug in and hurt the Kambosos in the 9th round with a right and left hook. Credit to the Kambosos for showing an exemplary chin when Lopez made the attack, but George survived the round in the end.
More drama in season 10 because the same right that rocked Kambosos in the front bracket left him in the back. Lopez finishes but can’t get the KO as Kambosos fends off some heavy fire. In particular, the Kambosos rallied back to score his 11th goal against a tired Teofimo, the cut above his left eye bleeding profusely. Day 12 is pretty hard to call but without a doubt, George Kambosos Jr fought the fight of his life, and he deserves the W.
Underline the result
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https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/11/28/22805493/results-highlights-george-kambosos-jr-shocks-the-world-upsets-teofimo-lopez-boxing-news Boxing results and highlights: George Kambosos Jr shocks the world, upsets Teofimo Lopez