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Vasyl Lomachenko knocked out the Australian George Kambosos and became the world champion

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May14,2024

Vasyl Lomachenko knocked out Australian George Kambosos and became world champion

Vasyl Lomachenko/Top Rank Boxing

A match between the former three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko and the ex-absolute world lightweight champion George Kambosos took place in Australia. The Ukrainian won the bloody fight.

Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko (18-3, 12 KOs) defeated the former absolute world champion from Australia George Kambosos (21-3, 10 KOs) by technical knockout in fight for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight belt. The fight ended in the 11th round.

Vasyl won the vacant IBF lightweight world title and also took the IBO title from George. Note that this is his first early victory since June 2021. George lost early for the first time.

How the fight developed:

From the first rounds, the boxers acted carefully, not making mistakes, but in the second three minutes, Vasyl conducted a powerful attack, as a result of which George could barely stand on his feet.

In the third round, the Australian and the Ukrainian had a small exchange of blows, that even a gong did not stop them. The referee had to intervene.

In the 4th round, Vasyl delivered several hit shots and even pinned his opponent near the ropes, Dzhoroj continued to work as number two. By the 6th round, Kambosos had become somewhat more active, delivering well-aimed blows to the body. In the 8th three minutes, the fatigue of both boxers became noticeable, however, the Ukrainian continued to work as the number one. In the next two rounds, the nature of the fight was preserved.

The 11th was decisive – Lomachenko sent his opponent to a knockdown, breaking his eye. He got up, but later found himself on the canvas again, his team threw out a white towel and the referee stopped the fight.

Vasyl Lomachenko and George Kambosos were supposed to fight back in 2022, however, a full-scale Russia's aggression against Ukraine canceled all plans.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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