Australian slugger George Kambosos Jr has made a scary admittance and provided an penetration into the mindset that helped him bushed Teofimo Lopez successful the biggest boxing upset of the year.
Many pundits tipped Kambosos Jr - paying upwards of $6 conscionable to triumph - to get knocked retired successful the archetypal circular oregon two, but the Aussie shocked the combat sports satellite by pummeling Lopez to triumph by divided decision astatine Madison Square Garden past month.
Lopez struggled to support up with the gait and aggression with which Kambosos attacked him from the opening bell.
Kambosos was intelligibly prepared to bull plentifulness of punishment successful his quest for victory, but he's present revealed the grade of his commitment.
He appeared connected the Joe Rogan podcast and was asked astir the arrogance of the Lopez camp, and their program to simply bully the Aussie combatant and effort sound him retired with 1 punch successful the opening round.
Kambosos returns location aft conquering the world
"For definite fighters, it works. But erstwhile you travel up against a feline that was prepared to dice successful that ring… arsenic scary arsenic it is, and I spot my corner... but I was honestly prepared to dice successful that ring," Kambosos said.
"I told my woman earlier we went to the arena, 'I'm prepared to dice tonight. If thing happens, everything is for the kids and yourself'.
"I'm present to triumph this combat by immoderate means. That's the benignant of combatant (I am).
"And the shots that I took successful that fight, I deliberation helium takes retired immoderate lightweight successful the world. Those were immoderate large shots.
"But I conscionable kept coming."
Kambosos was booed erstwhile helium entered the ringing successful New York, but rapidly got the assemblage connected his broadside erstwhile helium knocked Lopez down successful the archetypal circular with a brutal close hand.
Lopez knocked Kambosos down successful the 10th round, but the Aussie got to his feet and recovered to adjacent retired the 12-round combat and gain the judges' scores.
"I cognize for a information erstwhile helium enactment maine down successful Round 10, but I got up and finished that round, and came location strong… I cognize psychologically that would person breached him arsenic well," Kambosos said.
"That Round 11 was truthful successful, it truly showed what I was about."
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