George Kambosos Jr. turned heads all-around the boxing planet with a sensational upset victory around Teofimo Lopez, with Manny Pacquiao among those people to share praise for Australia’s most recent globe titleholder.
The break up-decision victory, which observed Kambosos crowned IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring lightweight environment winner, has even been talked about as Australia’s finest boxing effectiveness on the globe stage.
Confronted with major odds and a New York group in Lopez’s favor, Kambosos rode his way to victory by weathering an early storm from his celebrity American opponent ahead of exploding in the middle rounds to gain over the judges, who awarded a 115-111, 115-113, 113-114 victory.
“I believed in myself, I backed myself,” Kambosos said postfight.
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“I imagined, ‘I’m going to strike him challenging and place him down,’ and the battle improved off that. . . . I am an unbelievable boxer. I can not consider how good I boxed.”
“My protection, my motion way too sharp, too quickly, way too robust. My conditioning and my endurance were unbelievable.
“I bought thrilled way too a lot, I got caught. But you know what? What a warrior. I acquired again up in opposition to all odds and even now concluded the fight and gained the upcoming round.”
Kambosos’ warrior-like general performance in opposition to the odds stunned lots of and experienced some of the most significant names in the sport demonstrating him praise.
Congratulations to my close friend, @georgekambosos, on an epic earn! You served me in so lots of of my previous fights, I hope our hundreds of rounds of sparring helped you in some way tonight. I’m happy of you. #LopezKambosos
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) November 28, 2021
that was a fight that 100% lived up to the hype. what a war. congrats to Kambosos. Teofimo will be back✊🏼 #LopezKambososJr
— Nico Ali Walsh (@NicoAliX74) November 28, 2021
How are we putting the Kambosos get into context? Biggest Australian boxing win since… Horn-Pacquiao? Tszyu unifying junior welterweight title? #LopezKambosos
— Corbin Middlemas (@CorbinMiddlemas) November 28, 2021
Although Kambosos received about the boxing earth with his victory, Lopez’s response also triggered very the stir. The defeated defending winner sensationally claimed immediately after the fight that he won the 12-round struggle “10-2.”
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“He’s a hell of a fighter, but I won tonight, every person knows that,” Lopez explained to a backdrop of major booing from the area crowd inside of the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Back garden.
“The referee lifted my hand. I won tonight, I never care what any person claims, yo, I gained tonight. At the conclusion of the day, I’ve been here, I finished that, I want to thank God, I want to thank every person that arrived out tonight. Search, I ain’t no sore loser, I choose my wins like I acquire my losses.”