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Australian George Kambosos Jr upsets champ Teófimo López to become unified world lightweight champion November 30, 2021

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Australian boxer George Kambosos Jr has stunned Teófimo López in a monumental upset to become the unified world lightweight champion.

The three judges had it 115-111 and 115-112 in favour of Kambosos Jr, while the other had it 114-113 for López.

Kambosos Jr’s record moves to 20-0, while López (16-1) suffered his first professional defeat.

The 28-year-old, who had bemoaned the lack of coverage coming his way prior to the fight, should now be able to command far more air time after beating one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world to stand atop a packed lightweight division.

Kambosos Jr’s now holds the WBO, IBF, WBA (Super) and The Ring belts, with just Devin Haney’s WBC belt missing at the 135-pound limit.

“I am not a king, I am the Emperor,” Kambosos said after the fight, as a bloodied and bruised López stalked around the ring in a fury.

The deposed champion took his first professional defeat badly, claiming everyone knew that he’d won, to boos of derision from the sell-out crowd at the Hulu Theatre in Madison Square Garden.

Those same fans, who roared home-town fighter López into the ring, had been stunned into silence in the very first round as Kambosos timed a sweet overhand right to send the defending champ to the canvas.

Both fighters had been kept out the ring since late 2020 after a litany of issues with the promotional company Triller, and in that time had developed an intense dislike of each other.


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