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GEORGE KAMBOSOS JR pulled off the upset of the year after outpointing Teofimo Lopez to become the new unified lightweight champion.

The unbeaten Australian, 28, won via split decision on judges scores of 115-111, 113-114 and 115-112 in a frantic fight that saw both men hit the canvas at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

6George Kambosos Jr is the new unified lightweight champion after outpointing Teofimo LopezCredit: Getty 6Both men hit the deck in New York in what was a thrilling 12-round war for the WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring beltsCredit: Getty

Lopez, 24, came into the bout in New York with a perfect record of 16-0 having beaten Ukrainian legend Vasyl Lomachenko in his last outing.

And he predicted he would blast out Kambosos Jr in the opening round in what was the first defence of his WBA, WBO, IBF and RIng titles.

But it was the American that was almost knocked out in round one after being floored by a counter right punch.

Kambosos Jr, who beat Welsh ace Lee Selby on points last year, continued to chip away at the Brooklyn native as used his jab to great effect.

Lopez continued to trade punches with his challenger, and an overhand right dropped Kambosos Jr in the tenth round.

However, Ferocious withstood the onslaught after getting back to his feet as he fired back, before cutting Lopez in the next round to resume control of the bout.

6Kambosos Jr shocked Lopez in the opening round after flooring him with a counter punchCredit: Getty 6Lopez scored a knockdown of his own in the tenth round with a brutal overhand rightCredit: Getty Most read in boxingTRIAD COMBAT Pulev vs Mir: UK start time, live stream, TV channel and undercardLEGEND GONE NFL star Curley Culp dead at 75 after losing cancer battleVideoHAA HA Watch as Haaland given finger by female Wolfsburg fan after goal off the benchPicturedSLAM DUNK DIET Shaq drops two stone as NBA legend cuts out sandwiches for breakfastPBA LEGEND What to know about pro-bowler Mark RothATHLETE GONE Bowling hall of famer dies at 70 after pneumonia battle


And he had his hand deservedly raised at the end of the 12-round war as he produced the performance of his career.

Speaking after his incredible victory, he remarked: "I believed in myself, I backed myself.

"I said it time after time: You might not believe it, but I believe in myself. And look at me now. I’ve got all the jewels.

"I’m not the king, I’m the emperor because I come to every other country and I take them out one by one.”

Lopez was left stunned by the result as he claimed he won the fight, which led to his own fans booing his comment.

He said: "He’s a hell of a fighter, but I won tonight, everybody knows that.

6Lopez came into the fight with a 16-0 record after beating Vasyl Lomachenko last yearCredit: Getty 6Kambosos Jr produced the upset of the year to become the new world championCredit: Getty

“The referee raised my hand. I won tonight, I don't care what anybody says. I want to thank everybody that came out tonight, look, I ain’t no sore loser, I take my wins like I take my losses.

“At the end of the day I’m a true champion, I did what I had to do, and I went out there and did my best. I don’t care what anybody says, I am as real as they come, and this is the takeover man, we don’t stop, we keep coming."

Before adding: "At the end of the night, I scored it 11-2 -10-2."

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A 15-year-old girl from District Heights has been charged with manslaughter following what police are calling an “accidental” shooting in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Wednesday.

She will be charged as a juvenile in the shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy from Oxon Hill.

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The incident happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday, when Prince George’s County officers responded to the 4900 block of Glassmanor Drive for a shooting, police said.

Officers found a teenage boy inside a home suffering from a gunshot wound, according to police.

He was taken to the hospital and died a short time later, police said.

Police said the 15-year-old girl was handling a firearm in the home when it discharged.

A round then struck the 16-year-old, killing him, according to police. Preliminarily, detectives believe the shooting was accidental, police said.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, go online, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 22-0004121.

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