Vasiliy Lomachenko stops George Kambosos to win IBF lightweight title in Perth

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Vasiliy Lomachenko produced a ruthless display to stop George Kambosos Jr and win the IBF lightweight title in Perth.

Lomachenko becomes a four-time world champion across three different weight classes after outclassing Kambosos.

The 36-year-old Ukrainian was returning from a year-long layoff following his controversial loss to Devin Haney and won virtually every minute of the fight.

Lomachenko dropped Kambosos early in the 11th round. Kambosos beat the count but he was quickly floored again with a heavy body shot and his corner threw in the towel.

During the fight, Gervonta Davis tweeted to say he and Lomachenko would fight next after Davis’s fight with Frank Martin next month.

“You know, during my boxing career I’ve never run around and I’ve always taken fights,” said Lomachenko. “After I rest a little bit, we can talk about the future.”

Kambosos said: “This guy is one of the best of all time. We tried our best, but he’s a good champion. He deserves that belt. I gave it my all.”