NEW YORK – Theofimo Lopez promised a knockout in the first round and knocked down Jorge Camposos hard, but the first round ended with the Matte champion.
What fell down was not a fluke, but rather a precursor to things coming up Saturday night at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden.
In the big grief of winning the WBO, WBA, IBF and WBC franchise lightweight championship, the backward Camposos from Australia won a split decision against Lopez in the 10th round.
One referee fought Lopez 114-113, while the other two referees scored 115-112 and 115-111 for Campos.
“I believe in myself, he believed in me,” said Camposhos, 28. “I thought I would beat him hard, and the fight changed it … I’m an incredible fighter; I can not believe how well I boxed.”
After eight date changes Combined with a positive coveted case from Lopez, the number of stops and the start of a fight was found to be uneven, with the usual title defense for the rising star, which turned out to be a maneuver event.
And the fight exceeded anyone’s expectations. After the opening round ended with Lopez on the field, the pair exchanged gunfire throughout the night.
Lopez (16-1, 12 KOs) in Brooklyn, New York, found his identity with a number of top rights, but Campos also did. Surprisingly, the compost is a very clean puncture. He was also a great fighter.
Campos (20-0, 10 KOs) attacked Lopez at the end of the 4th round and took control of the fight. He worked for Job and pursued the overlay rights that mark Lopez’s face. When the result was reached, Lopez had blood in his left eye and nose. He also had an injury under his right eye.
After the fight both fighters were taken to a local hospital, where Lopez was taken to Cambodia for two separate cuts in both eyes and for dehydration.
After the fight, Lopez said: “I do not care what others say … I won this fight.”
For Lopez, it was a surprising fall from grace. Just 13 months ago, Lopez saddened future Hall of Famer Vasily Lomachenko and won four lightweight titles in a career-defining success. This historic victory put Lopez at No. 7 on ESPN’s pound-to-pound rankings and apparently took him to stardom.
After a long period of inactivity in his career, after all the turmoil surrounding the battle with Covit-19 and the rescheduled fight, Lopez looked lazy and tired in the last eight rounds on Saturday night.
Lopez, 24, said of the difficulty in reaching the 135-pound limit, “They always made me tired.
When Lopez knocked him down with his hard right hand, Camposos was in the lead on all three scorecards. In his first championship match, the Australian stumbled, but he responded with punches as he tried to regain his balance.
By the time the 11th round came around, Cambodia was regaining consciousness. During the championship rounds, the composers received the approval of the judges in four of the six possible rounds.
Composer, who entered ESPN’s No. 9 competition at 135 pounds, said, “This is not a big fall.” “I wanted to feel the power. [Pensé], ‘I am going to punish him for what he did to me.’
On Saturday night both fighters won the best bags of their careers: Lopez earned $ 3,178,000 and Kambosos earned $ 1,527,100.
With the win, Cambodia, one of the strongest divisions of boxing, has now become the number one fighter. Home to lightweight Devin Honey, Kervonda Davis, Ryan Garcia and Joseph Diaz Jr.
It will no longer be Lopez’s home. He said he plans to go up to 140 pounds and look forward to undeniable champion Josh Taylor.
After Saturday’s defeat, it is not clear where Lopez will go, but Cambodia’s path is much safer.
“Now, he’s the boss,” said his advertiser, Lou DiBella. “He earned it tonight. It’s one [defensa del título] Is mandatory. There is no rematch rule. Let’s do the best for the benefit [George] From a business perspective.
“He’s going to sit down, set aside some time and enjoy the victory. Then we’ve going to find the biggest fight we can.”
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