George Kambosos Jr. actually made a splash in 2021 because of his victory over Teofimo Lopez on November 27. A triumph that made him the undisputed light-weight champion and was sufficient to be awarded the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) Revelation of the Yr award.
When the 12 months started, the Australian was simply one other challenger within the division, however he had earned the proper to face Lopez. Few gave him an opportunity as a result of Lopez was one of many strongest fighters on the weight and had simply overwhelmed Vasyl Lomachenko in his earlier struggle.
The bout was postponed a few occasions, first due to Lopez’s optimistic Covid outcome after which due to a promotional subject. Nevertheless, on November 27 they lastly stepped into the ring in New York on an awesome evening for Kambosos and boxing generally.
The 28-year-old fighter not solely placed on an awesome show, but it surely was additionally a struggle to recollect. Kambosos gave the primary warning within the first spherical itself with a straight proper hand that knocked Lopez down.
Though he had come out in a relaxed fashion and was not carrying the initiative in that spherical, that punch helped him flip the tide, acquire confidence and notice that he was able to defeating Teofimo.
He fought a way more assured struggle because the rounds glided by, he fought Lopez toe to toe and even recovered from a knockdown within the tenth spherical to win the struggle by cut up determination.
It was an awesome 12 months for Kambosos, who’s now the 135-pound king and has put himself among the many finest pound-for-pound fighters immediately. The WBA congratulates him for such a superb 12 months and for his award because the Revelation of 2021.