Undefeated US boxer Joe George has stunned Marcos Escudero with an unbelievable uppercut to send his opponent to sleep.
The pair were squaring off in their rematch on Showtime Boxing’s Premier Boxing Champions and Escudero was looking to be getting the better of the American.
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Escudero was leading George on two of the three judges scorecards, but the American was able to capitalise during some dirty boxing.
After ducking and weaving some punches, Escudero stayed low before George unleashed a savage uppercut that knocked his opponent clean out.
‘Vicious left-uppercut, by Joe Geroge the phenom with the phenomenal finish in the rematch,” the commentator said.
Fans went crazy over the blockbuster finish which was hailed a contender as a ‘knockout of the year’ contender.
Joe George hit this man like Rock ‘em Sock ‘em robots pic.twitter.com/RcoAHzeXDP— DailySportsDosage (@SportsDsd) August 2, 2020
Joe George (11-0, 7 KO’s) with the knockout of the year contender KO-9 over Marcos Escudero (10-2) in Uncasville, CTpic.twitter.com/NmsudXqINV— Tim - Boxeo 拳闘 Boxen бокс มวย Boks 拳击 Box (@Hock1717) August 2, 2020
Joe George with a FILTHY uppercut KO!! Sheesh! pic.twitter.com/T5IsvSHkKo— KÏŁŁÄ ČÄM (@FTBeard1) August 2, 2020
Hellacious uppercut knockout from Joe George in the return of Showtime boxing. Marcos Escudero was leaning over with his head on a platter.— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) August 2, 2020
Underdog Joe George was losing on the scorecards v Escudero then landed this BOMB and turned Escudero’s lights off 💣— Gary William® (@_GaryWilliam_) August 2, 2020
Escudero wasn’t able to move until halfway through the count, but his rigid attempt to lift his head was proof he was not conscious.
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“I was setting him up with the jab to the body and had him leaning over a little,” George said.
“I wanted him to get relaxed and that’s exactly what he did. He was relaxed, I slipped over and shot it. Really, he gave it to me and I had to take it and put him down.”
The first fight ended in a controversial split-decision in favour of George.
George moved to (11-0, 7 KO’s), while Escudero dropped to (10-2) after the devastating knockout.