By Sean Jones: George Kambosos Jr. says the punching energy of former undisputed light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez was nothing particular for his or her battle final Saturday evening at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
Kambosos, 28, took Teofimo’s greatest pictures and wound outworking him to win a 12 spherical break up resolution to seize his IBF, WBA, WBC Franchise & WBO light-weight titles.
Teofimo (16-1, 12 KOs) hit Kambosos together with his greatest pictures the whole battle however couldn’t damage him sufficient to get the knockout he was looking for. Certainly, Kambosos appeared like he had the higher probability of scoring a knockout within the battle.
It’s potential that Teofimo took a few of the zip off his pictures in order that he might enhance his accuracy as a result of he was lacking the whole evening as a result of Manny Pacquiao-esque out and in motion that Kambosos was utilizing.
Teofimo gained’t get Josh Taylor battle
“I actually needed to earn it, and I needed to go to the yard of those champions,” stated Kambosos to Secondsout. “What I did final evening in going to the yard of Lopez’s residence and taking all the things off him.
“I don’t see Josh Taylor even giving him the chance now as a result of he has nothing to deliver to the desk,” stated Kambosos when advised that Teofimo plans on going as much as 140 slightly than making an attempt to arrange a rematch.
“I’ve a greater probability of calling Josh Taylor and getting that battle now,” stated Kambosos. “That’s not one thing I’m considering. I’m a 135-pounder, and I might transfer all the way down to 130 if I wished to.
“I might transfer as much as 140 as a result of I carry that pace and explosive energy as I’m going heavier, however I really feel higher at 135. There’s plenty of enterprise to be achieved right here at 135.
“Sure, I’m the highest canine, I’m the emperor, however there are guys nonetheless floating round, and I’m going to take all of them out earlier than I make my subsequent transfer.
“That’s their enterprise now in the event that they don’t need the rematch,” Kambosos stated about Teofimo and his dad not wanting the rematch. “As I stated within the ring, we’ll do it in entrance of 80,000 individuals in Australia.
“Let’s give them one other battle. He [Teofimo] is aware of; he felt what I dropped at the desk. As a champion, you get higher and higher. They are saying with one belt; you get 20% higher.
“With all these belts, I’m going to get 150% higher. We’ll see. For now, we’ll proceed perfecting my craft within the gymnasium,” Kambosos stated.
Teofimo appears to have issues twisted in his head with him believing that undisputed mild welterweight champion Josh Taylor will need to give him a title shot.
At this level, the one manner that Teofimo will get a title shot in opposition to Taylor is that if High Rank promoter Bob Arum arranges the battle, however I can’t see him doing that.
You must notice that Teofimo simply compelled a handbag bid for the Kambosos battle as a substitute of listening to Arum and placing the battle on ESPN.
Kambosos able to exit his protect
“I need to see how they do subsequent week,” stated Kambosos on the December 4th battle between WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney and Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz Jr.
“Haney stated he’ll deal with his enterprise. I stated I’d deal with my enterprise. I did final evening. And I took out the #1 man. I made an enormous assertion around the globe. Now I need to see him make a press release. Now we’ll see. If that makes probably the most sense, then I like the battle.
“I need to battle the very best guys. Take a look at my monitor document. You could possibly see in that battle. There was no retreat; there was no give up, and I used to be by no means going to retreat and give up.
“I used to be going to die in that ring, and I used to be ready to exit on my protect and die in that ring. That’s a scary thought. That’s the form of fighter I’m. I’m prepared to put it on the road each time I step foot contained in the ropes to present the followers what they love and what I like too.
“That is the true fight, the very best factor on this planet. I do know all these guys are going to need to come get it. If you need it, come and get it. Let’s see how straightforward it’s,” stated Kambosos.
Let’s see what occurs if Kambosos retains his identical silliness to exit on his protect if he will get a killer like Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, Ryan Garcia, or Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero as his subsequent opponent.
Devin Haney and Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz Jr. lack punching energy, so Kambosos will be capable to afford to combine it up with them with out fear. But when he tries that with Rolly, Tank, or Ryan, he might remorse it.
George might face Haney vs. Diaz Jr. winner
“He was in his prime, coming off the Lomachenko battle, knocking all people out. I dissected him spherical by spherical. It’s a superb feeling. I’ve the belts, and it’s good.
“Now they acquired to recollect the battle as a result of we gave them a hell of a present final evening, and it made up for lots of time as effectively with the efficiency I gave and the battle we confirmed.
“I all the time knew it could come and the door would open, and I might grow to be champion of the world,” stated Kambosos. “To gather all the things, I imagine that’s my future due to the exhausting work that I’ve had.
“You noticed plenty of glimpses of Manny [Pacquiao] final evening with the out and in, the pace, the 4, 5, six punches, out and in and on the toes,” stated Kambosos on what he discovered from his time as a sparring associate for Manny Pacquiao.
“He put an important Tweet out. He’s very proud, and he did assist us. It’s been a very long time coming with my staff, and the best way we’ve dealt with ourselves as true professionals and to win these belts could be very deserving.
“He’s [Devin Haney] acquired a belt [WBC lightweight]. I imagine the Franchise belt is a brilliant title just like the WBA is a brilliant title, and I really feel like there’s good mutual respect there.
“He’s [Haney] acquired enterprise to deal with [against Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz Jr.] this week coming [on December 4th], and yeah, we’ll sit down. I’m the kind of fighter that gained’t again down from no man.
“I’m the kind of fighter that gained’t again down from no man and even within the yard like I’ve been doing time after time. They should come see me now, and I want my subsequent battle in Australia,” Kambosos stated.
With Kambosos already making an attempt to name the pictures by insisting that the Devin Haney vs. Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz Jr. should come to Australia to battle him, there’s a superb probability that he gained’t get his manner.
Yeah, it’s nice that Kambosos was capable of pull off an enormous upset in opposition to the weight-drained and ring rusty Teofimo, however that doesn’t routinely make him the A-side in a battle with Haney or Diaz Jr.
These guys are fairly widespread in their very own proper, they usually’re not going to be overjoyed with Kambosos making an attempt to dictate the place the battle takes place earlier than negotiations have even began.
Kambosos has no touch upon 10-2 declare by Teofimo
“As an alternative of doing 15,000 to twenty,000 right here, we will do 80,000 [in Australia]. The battle between me and Lopez, if this had been in Australia, as a substitute of doing 5,000 right here, we might have achieved 60,000, 70,000, possibly extra.
“The entire of Australia is celebrating proper now, and we’re coming residence with all of the gold,” stated Kambosos about his 4 titles he’ll be returning residence with in Australia.
“Actually, there is no such thing as a remark,” stated Kambosos when requested about his ideas on Teofimo and his dad, believing that they gained 10 rounds to 2. “The world noticed what occurred final evening.
“The efficiency I placed on, dissecting him spherical by spherical, broke him down. No matter he thinks, the world is aware of,” stated Kambosos of Teofimo. “His personal followers had been booing him. I acquired my victory, and I imagine it wasn’t even shut.
“Then he is available in and tries to intrude on my interview throughout my time to shine and says some delusional stuff, they usually’re booing him, his personal individuals. That’s the most important insult, and I don’t should say anymore.
“Psychologically, I broke this child [Teofimo] down many months in the past. Little by little, I broke him down on the press convention and the weigh-in. I knew he was going to come back, and we had an important sport plan.
“We let him come, no downside. It exhibits the warrior that I’m. My protect was there, and I used to be prepared for no matter he introduced.
“I put Lopez down. I landed that stunning proper hand, and it was an important begin to the battle. It modified the battle right away,” stated Kambosos.
In equity to Teofimo, he was seemingly giving himself rounds primarily based on him touchdown the a lot tougher pictures. For those who take a look at the battle from that perspective, it’s straightforward to say that Teofimo gained 10 rounds to 2.
The judges that gave Canelo Alvarez the 12 spherical draw in opposition to Gennadiy Golovkin of their first battle ignored the numerous jabs that GGG was hitting the Mexican star with every spherical.
Their focus was on the one or two exhausting pictures that Canelo landed in most of the rounds.
Had these judges been working final Saturday’s battle, Teofimo would have seemingly gained.
He was touchdown six to eight exhausting pictures in every spherical, and he had much more energy on his punches than what we had been seeing from Kambosos the whole battle.
Teofimo’s energy was nothing particular
“I’ve been on this scenario earlier than,” stated Kambosos. “In my earlier fights the place they arrive out flying, and I land that one shot, they usually notice, ‘Wow, this man can crack.’
“You’ve acquired welterweights and junior middleweights saying, ‘Man, you hit so exhausting. You hit like a junior middleweight.’ What am I going to do with lightweights?
“Even his pictures, the ability was nothing particular,” stated Kambosos about Teofimo’s punches. “I stated earlier this week, ‘Don’t be shocked. I’m going to catch him early, and I’m going to harm him.’
“I manifest these items, I visualize them, and I see them. That put a tone for the entire battle.
“From there, I acquired into my zen mode. I boxed his head off, picked him aside, and broke him down. And I busted him up, and I actually broke him down. His face was a multitude, and it was manner worse than what I’m.
“It was an important victory. Once I needed to chunk down on that gumshield, I cherished it as a result of I thrive on that.
“Once I acquired put down, I misplaced my composure for a break up second as a result of I used to be getting just a little bit too excited.
“He caught me with a superb shot, however I acquired up, no downside, and completed the spherical,” Kambosos stated.
It’s tough to know if Kambosos is deliberately disingenuous as a result of he doesn’t need to say good issues about Teofimo attributable to lingering dangerous blood.
However in trying on the primarily low-level opposition that Kambosos has fought as a professional, there’s nobody that this author can see on his resume that matches Teofimo’s energy.
The 2 greatest guys on Kambosos’ resume are Mickey Bey and Lee Selby, and people fighters aren’t thought-about energy punchers.
Kambosos wished to punish Teofimo
“I went again to my nook, and I assumed, I’m going to bust him up for the following two rounds as a result of I’m offended at myself. Not as a result of he did something particular. I’m offended at myself as a result of I made the error.
“That spherical 11 was most likely my greatest spherical. I dominated him and break up him open with blood in all places, and that spherical 12, I closed the present.
“We knew he was going to maintain coming the entire battle, however I’m such a pointy boxer. What I stated was, I’ll do all the things higher than he does.
“Sure, I did,” stated Kambosos when requested if he knew he would win on the playing cards. “Spherical by spherical, I used to be chipping away. You’ve acquired aggression, however you’ve acquired to be aggressive the best manner in the event you land your pictures.
“He was not touchdown with 2, 3, 4 mixtures, and the jab was busting him up. The uppercuts and bodywork spherical by spherical, I took him out.
“I got here out and put a masterclass within the subsequent two,” stated Kambosos in speaking concerning the eleventh and twelfth. “That mentally and spiritually breaks a fighter. I knew going again to my nook, he didn’t do sufficient,” stated Kambosos.
If Kambosos continues to slug with massive punchers like Teofimo, he’s finally going to get knocked out.
He was fortunate this time that Teofimo gassed out after the tenth spherical as a result of if he hadn’t, he seemingly would have completed Kambosos off within the eleventh.
Teofimi was inside two punches of getting Kambosos knocked out within the tenth spherical and solely wanted a physique shot or two to complete the job.