Welcome to the live results blog of the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. DAZN event where Lopez will defend his WBA, WBO, IBF and the Ring lightweight titles.
After so many delays, disputes and changes, the fight is finally here almost 7 months after it was first supposed to take place. The two undefeated fighters must be raring to go after so much time off. Both the camps are also stoked and almost came to blows during the press conference.
Lopez(16-0) won the titles in his last bout in October 2020 when he pulled out an upset against Vasiliy Lomachenko with a unanimous decision. Kambosos(19-0), IBF mandatory contender, is also pumped as he comes with back-to-back split decision wins over Mickey Bey and Lee Selby.
Who will prevail in the match between two undefeated fighters? Join us as we bring the round-by-round and play-by-play updates from Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr and results from the undercard.
- George Kambosos Jr. defeated Teófimo López via split decision(115-111, 113-114, 115-112) to win IBF, WBO, WBA and the Ring lightweight titles.
- Kenichi Ogawa defeated Azinga Fuzile by unanimous decision(115-110, 114-111, 114-111) to win IBF Super Featherweight title.
- Raymond Ford defeated Felix Caraballo via TKO(refereee stoppage, R8, 2:10) in featherweight bout.
- Zhilei Zhang defeated Craig Lewis via TKO(referee stoppage, R2, 2:20) in Heavyweight bout
- Ramla Ali defeated Isela Vera by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) in Super bantamweight bout.
- Christina Cruz defeated Maryguenn Vellinga Hinz via unanimous decision(60-54, 60-54, 59-55) in Flyweight bout.
- Anthony Herrera defeated Jonathan Tejeda by TKO (referee stoppage, R2 at 2:32) in batnamweight bout.
The prelims and undercard are over. Kenichi Ogawa has won the vacant IBF Super Featherweight title bout by defeating Azinga Fuzile by unanimous decision. We will get into the main event bout now.
Both competitors have walked out to the ring.
Round 1: Lopez comes out firing and attempts big shots. They get into a clinch as Kambosos goes for a punch. Lopez is the aggressor so far. Kambosos has ducked punches so far. Lopez catches him with a combo. Kambosos fires back. Lopez connects on chin a coupe of times. The aggression costs Lopez as Kambosos drops him with just 15 seconds on the clock in first round. Lopez is back on his feet. Kambosos slips to end the first round.
Round 2: Lopez wants to right after Kambosos as the round starts. Both men firing their shots but not much is connecting in the first minute. Lopez connects a few body shots. Kambosos connects a left near the end. Lot of movement but not many connections until the final seconds.
Round 3: Lopez connects an overhead right. Kambosos connects a jab. Kambosos connects a few left jabs. Kambosos lands an uppercut now. Lopez comes back with a combo that ends with an uppercut. Lopez ends the round on a high with more shots.
Round 4: Both men are cautious to start this round. Lopez connects a few left hands. Kambosos lands a few body shots. He follows with a left hook. Kambosos is getting better in this round.
Round 5: Lopez is more watchful now. Kambosos is countering well. Kambosos lands a combination well. They get into a clinch briefly. Lopez fires back with rights and lefts. Kambosos lands an overhead right near the end of the round.
Round 6: Kambosos lands a few lefts. Lopez also fires back with lefts. Kambosos lands another overhead right. Kambosos with another 1-2 combo. Kambosos manages to avoid most of the things thrown at him in this round. Good back and forth action near the end of the round.
Round 7: Lopez is throwing more jabs in this round. Kambosos counters with a combo. Lopez has been looking for that big punch but Kambosos has done good so far to not give him much. Kambosos hits a nice uppercut. Lopez hits some body shots. Lopez avoids some punches near the end.
Round 8: Kambosos is showing more urgency even though he is clearly ahead in this fight. A good back and forth sequence in the middle of the round. Lopez lands a few body shots. Kambosos throws some jabs. He hits an overhead righ before they trade vicious shots at each other end this round.
Round 9: Kambosos lands left arm jabs. Lopez is still looking for something big but Kambosos is getting better shot. Lopez finally gets a big shot to start the final minute. Kambosos is on the backfoot but manages to throw back some shots of his own. Lopez lands a right as the round comes to an end.
Round 10: Kambosos avoids Lopez’s punches early in the round. Kambosos lands a few lefts. Lopez knocks down Kambosos as the second minute starts. Lopez comes out firing after that knockout, but Kambosos is standing on his feet. Lopez lands another right but Kambosos counters with a left hook. Both men land a few punches in the final minute.
Round 11: Lopez is landing almost everything now. He hits a good combo in the first minute. Kambosos fires back with jabs. Kambosos fires in some quick punches. The referee stops the round with 36 seconds left for doctor to check Lopez’s cut on left eye. Busy final seconds as Kambosos lands a big right hand. The fight is going into the final round.
Round 12: Kambosos lands a left hand. They exchange rights. López lands some body shots. Kambosos fires with a left. A speedy exchange between them but Kambosos get better output from there. Both men continue to go back and forth with their shots. López wants to win but Kambosos is firing back with better punches. Kambosos lands the final punch of the bout.
Official Decision: Winner by a split decision(115-111, 113-114, 115-112), still unbeaten and the new IBF, WBO, WBA and the Ring Lightweight Champion George Kambosos Jr.