Pacquiao sparring partner Kambosos Jr. improves to 15-0 in Malaysia
After the main event had taken place between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse, lightweight George Kambosos Jnr finished his fight with JR Magboo in the second round.
Pacquiao’s sparring partner during the build-up to the Malaysia event, Kambosos can now boast 15-0 record as a pro.
Speaking after the fight, Kambosos Jr. said: “Winners are grinners!
“We had an amazing camp for the past eight weeks, and to finish it off with two knockout wins wouldn’t be more satisfying.
“So happy, bot only for my victory but to see this legend back on top at age 39 is truly inspiring,” added the Australian.
Winners Are Grinners ? We Had An Amazing Camp For The Past 8 Weeks And To Finish It Of With Two Knockout Wins Couldn't Be More Satisfying. So Happy Not Only For My Victory But To See This Legend Back On Top At Age 39 Is Truly Inspiring @mannypacquiao pic.twitter.com/gNdqZNPRP9
— George Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) July 15, 2018
On the pre-fight undercard, Carlos ‘CCC’ Canizales halted Lu Bin in the final round to retain his WBA light flyweight title in dramatic fashion.
Canizales was seemingly on his way to a points win against the Chinese challenger, who was fighting in only his second pro bout on the night.
With just seconds to go until the final bell, Canizales connected with two straight right hands to drop and stop Bin to wild scenes of celebration.
At featherweight, Jhack Tepora won the interim WBA featherweight title with a ninth round victory over Edivaldo Ortega.
Tepora dropped Ortega and piled on the pressure, forcing the official to step in and save Ortega from further punishment.
Improving to 22-0, Tepora moves closer to a shot at Leo Santa Cruz, whilst Ortega loses for the second time in his career.
Claiming the vacant IBF flyweight title for his efforts, Moruti Mthalane defeated Muhammad Waseem via a unanimous decision after dominating the early going.
Waseem was too late to the party as the Pakistan star dropped and pressured Mthalane in the final two rounds but by then the damage had been done by the South African.
Using intelligent and measured boxing, Mthalane racked up the early sessions to regain the red strap he previously held between 2009 and 2012 with scores of 116-110 and 114-113 twice on the cards.
Earlier, Juan Elorde kicked off proceedings with a third round knockout of Ratchanon Sawangsoda in the super-bantamweight division, whilst at welterweight, Theena Thayalan and Siddharth Varma fought out a four-round draw.