Main event, start time, weigh-ins, round-by-round results; Kambosos Jr vs Lopez moments away


Australia’s George Kambosos Jr. has pulled off arguably the biggest upset in Australian boxing defeating Teofimo Lopez by split decision winning the IBF, WBO, WBA and The Ring lightweight belts

The 28-year-old stunned unbeaten favourite Teofimo Lopez 115-11, 115-113, 113-114.

He knocked down Lopez in the first round with a huge overhand right and dominated the middle rounds and the last two to take the win on points.

Lopez was stronger from the eighth to the tenth and knocked down the Aussie in the tenth round, but Kambosos fought back brilliantly in the final two rounds to seal the decision victory.

Kambosos was a $6 underdog to win the fight outright and $9.50 to win it via points/decision.

“Have I changed all week? Have I changed all career? Never… I’m not the king, because you’ve got four kings. I’m the emperor!”

“I’m the greatest fighter in Australian history,” he declared.

“It was a long long camp.

“Every day I got better and better and better and better.

“It’s my night tonight and it’s gunna be my night for a very long time

“I got myself back up, what a warrior,”.

“I’m the greatest Australian fighter in history.”

Kambosos Jnr dedicated his win to his late grandfather, who passed away in the lead up to the bout, on the same day his daughter.

Things got awkward when Lopez grabbed the microphone in the middle of the ring and declared he won.

“I won tonight,” Lopez said. “I ain’t no sore loser, I take my wins and I can take my losses… I don’t care what anybody says man.

“The referee knew I won tonight. Everybody knew I won tonight.” The crowd immediately bood. Lopez then claimed he won the fight 10 rounds to Kambosos’ two: “I score it 10-2.”

Kambosos fired back: “You’re delusional”, before offering a rematch in Australia.

“Take it like a champ, let’s do it again in Australia,” Kambosos said. “80,000 fans in Australia, let’s do it again.”

Kambosos Jnr revealed the words of famous trainer Cus D’amato inspired him.

“Cus D’Amato had a great saying, when Muhammad Ali fought an unbelievable puncher in Joe Frazier … ‘You hit him with the best right hand you have ever thrown in your life in the first round and change the fight.’

“That’s what I did, I had that in my head. I had that mentality, that I’m going to hit this guy clean, that I’m going to hit him hard and I’m going to put him down. The fight changed after that.”



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