George Kambosos Jnr overwhelmed Teofimo Lopez with a relentless onslaught to change into the brand new unified light-weight champion by break up choice after a dramatic battle.
The Australian floored Lopez within the opening spherical and was then dropped himself within the tenth, however his sustained assault earned a surprising victory with scores of 115-112 and 115-111, whereas a 3rd decide scored it 114-113 to the Brooklyn fighter.
Lopez’s reign because the one of many sport’s elite champions was brief lived after he defeated Vasiliy Lomachenko final yr, with Kambosos Jnr pulling off a sensational win in a bout that had been rescheduled on quite a few events.
A straight hand had despatched Lopez to the canvas as Kambosos Jnr claimed a knockdown in a fiery first spherical at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
Lopez struggled to include the decided Kambosos Jnr, who fired again with flurries of punches as they traded photographs within the frenetic early rounds.
Kambosos Jnr shrugged off a string of proper arms within the ninth, answering with a giant left hook, and he shortly overcame a knockdown within the tenth after Lopez landed a chopping proper hand.
A minimize opened over Lopez’s left eye within the eleventh, briefly halting the motion, however Kambosos Jnr resumed his tireless assault till the ultimate bell to earn a momentous triumph.