Lomachenko knocks out Kambosos to win IBF lightweight crown

Before Kambosos was eliminated early in the eleventh round, the Ukrainian showed to be the stronger fighter through ten rounds. Despite the fact that the Australian was ahead on count, Lomachenko finished the fight with a barrage of blows in front of almost 14,000 spectators at the RAC Arena, forcing Kambosos’s camp to concede defeat.

After the battle, Lomachenko, who is nearing the end of his career, stated, “My plan was to adjust to my opponent. I performed this during the fight. I had to put in a strong final push towards the end of the rounds. I searched for his body over the last three rounds.

After the battle, I had a plan to adapt to my opponent, Lomachenko, who is nearing the end of his career.
I behaved in the conflict in this way. I had to put in a strong final push towards the end of the rounds. I searched for his body over the last three rounds. We worked really hard to get here. I am grateful to my opponent. He is a real fighter and a strong man. Lomachenko took command early on and showed off his better technical ability by controlling the distance and landing well-timed combinations.

In the eighth round, the 36-year-old delivered a brutal left hook that caused Kambosos to bleed profusely near his right eye. Kambosos offered his opponent a doffed cap.

Vasiliy Lomachenko stops George Kambosos Jr to win IBF lightweight title in Perth


The 30-year-old declared, “He’s one of the greatest fighters in history.” “I’m not embarrassed. I genuinely wanted to end the fight on the feet.”He truly is a champion. He is a sporting legend. I have the highest regard for him. We were aware of the challenges ahead, and I did my best. But now, it was insufficient.

“Lomachenko is next,” wrote Gervonta “Tank” Davis on social media ahead of his WBA lightweight title defence against Frank Martin in one month.

When asked at the ringside if his next bout would be a unification match against Davis, Lomachenko responded, “I never ran during my boxing career. I accept the fights every time.

Right now, I want to come back to my home, spend time with my family and after then I rest a little bit we can talk about future.

Following his victory over Kambosos, Lomachenko answered questions about what he thought would happen when fellow Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk faced Tyson Fury live on Sky Sports Box Office the following Saturday.

“My opinion is I am with my friend and with my brother Oleksandr Usyk, and of course I wish him to win this fight,” stated Lomachenko.

“This fight will be won by the best man. This fight is significant not only for our Ukraine but also for the boxing community and itself. It is truly a historic time in boxing history.

In the eleventh round of the fight for the vacant IBF World Lightweight Boxing title, former two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko stopped IBO World Lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. in front of a sold-out crowd at the RAC Arena in Perth, Western Australia, which was televised on ESPN on Saturday. In a fight that was supposed to last twelve rounds, Lomachenko secured the stoppage at 2:49 of the eleventh round. According to the scorecards, he was ahead, with two judges giving it a 99-91 score and a third, 98-92.

Southpaw Lomachenko outmuscled Kambosos with his jab in the opening round, displaying good movement. Up until the last thirty seconds of the second round, Lomachenko was outboxing Kambosos. However, Lomachenko noticed that Kambosos had landed a left to the body, so he decided to take another round. Lomachenko forced Kambosos into a corner in the last minute of the third round and then rattled him with a left uppercut to the jaw. They both mixed it up at the bell.

Lomacheko hit Kambosos’ chin with three jabs in the fourth round. With a 21-1 connect edge, Lomachenko’s scoring from angles in the last minute had Kambosos perplexed. In the final fifteen seconds of the fifth round, Lomachenko gave Kambosos a head injury that caused him to lose balance.

Kambosos took a hammering in the ninth round, and blood was pouring from his wound, but he never gave up. Referee Katsuhiko Nakamura broke them apart in the tenth and final minute of the fight, which proved to be the first clinch. With only one punch landed by Kambosos, Lomachenko prevailed in the rematch. Referee Nakamura called an eight-count after Lomachenko downed Kambosos sideways with a left to the body in the waning seconds of the eleventh round. Lomachenko immediately pursued him, felling him again with a left to the body as the towel entered from Kambosos’ corner and the referee waved it off.