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Sport WATCH: Joe George turns in KO of the Year candidate with vicious uppercut to Marcos Escudero

12:26  02 august  2020
12:26  02 august  2020 Source:   cbssports.com

Watch Joe George deliver a massive uppercut to knock out Marcos Escudero

  Watch Joe George deliver a massive uppercut to knock out Marcos Escudero Joe George was trailing in scoring on two of the judges' cards when he entered the 10th round against Marcos Escudero at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. But Escudero (10-2, 9 KOs) made a critical mistake, getting too "relaxed" in that final round, acGeorge (11-0, 7 KOs) sent Escudero flying backward to the mat, and he couldn’t find his feet before the referee called the fight. It was a tremendous strike from George, who had been dealing with Escudero’s impressive power throughout the match. George’s strength, however, proved the winning force.

Joe George KOs Marcos Escudero with a massive uppercut in Round 9 Escudero , 27, initially ducked a right hand from George but was caught clean on the chin with a Referee Dan Schavoine began the count before eventually waving the fight off as Escudero covered his face and laid prone.

Undefeated American Joe George has delivered an early contender for knockout of the year with a petrifying upper cut that knocked Marcos Escudero out The boxing world has been left in shock by a hellacious one-punch finisher that is being touted as an early candidate for knockout of the year .

Nine months after winning their first fight by split decision, unbeaten Joe George made sure Saturday's rematch with Marcos Escudero would have no controversy. George (11-0, 7 KOs) trailed by wide scores on two of three scorecards in Round 9 when he finished Escudero with a vicious left uppercut to finish their light heavyweight bout via one-punch knockout.

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The 10-round bout kicked off Showtime Championship Boxing's first card since March in a Premier Boxing Champions card from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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Joseph George (10-0) and Marcos Escudero (10-1) will finally renew acquaintances on Saturday night. Their 10 round bout is part of a Showtime tripleheader that will take place at the Mohegan Sun in a setting without fans.

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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."

One day after his 31st birthday, George showcased scary power when he needed it most against Escudero (10-2, 9 KOs), the Argentine slugger who had landed the harder shots throughout to control their rematch.

Escudero, 27, initially ducked a right hand from George but was caught clean on the chin with a massive left hand he never saw coming as he stood up tall. Referee Dan Schavoine began the count before eventually waving the fight off as Escudero covered his face and laid prone.

George trailed 97-93 on two scorecards at the time of the stoppage and led by the same score on the other card. The two fighters squared off for their first meeting last November in Sloan, Iowa, when George took home scores of 97-93 and 97-94, with the third judge scoring it 96-94 for Escudero.

"I don't have to say nothing [to those who thought he lost the first fight,]" George said. "I am prepared for whoever is in my way."

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