Selby bullied and crushed by Kambosos Jr.
Lee Selby defeated on points by George Kambosos Jr – watch Usyk versus Chisora at the Sky Sports Box Office
Last updated: 10/31/20 10:57 PM
Lee Selby was beaten on points by George Kambosos Jr.
Lee Selby's continued hopes for another world title fight could have been ended with a loss to George Kambosos Jr. at Wembley Arena.
The former world champion received a generous 115-114 score from one of the judges, but Kambosos Jr. sealed the win at 118-110 and 116-112 in a final eliminator for the IBF belt currently held by the Unified Lightweight World Champions Teofimo Lopez.
Selby started on the rear of the foot and sent out range finders as he circled Kambosos Jr., who responded with a pair of stiff left hands in the opener.
Selby tried in the first few rounds to fend off Kambosos Jr. with his push
Selby cautiously pushed forward in the second round, still poking out his thrust, but it was hooked up by Kambosos Jr., who landed a crisp right hand in the third.
The Welshman was more ambitious in the fourth, ramming his right hands, while Selby Kambosos Jr. seemed frustrated in the fifth when he let out stiff thrusts before turning away.
But Kambosos Jr. added more defiance to his work in the sixth, pounding into hooks up close, and Selby had to withstand vicious body shots in the seventh.
The Welshman battled the aggression of Kambosos Jr.
A firm right hand caught Selby in the eighth as he tried to dent Kambosos Jr., who shot back with violent combinations in the ninth.
In the final rounds, Selby was forced to hold his own as he looked for a big right hand, but Kambosos Jr. shot back in the final round to secure a world title.