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Many doubted whether Sam Maxwell could overcome opponent Sabri Sediri in this massive WBO European super lightweight title fight on Saturday night.
It was a bout dominated by Sediri but in the final seconds, after plenty of taunting and showboating in the latter stages, a determined Maxwell pulled off a devastating two-punch combo to become champion.
He may have been trailing on the scorecards by some margin, but the 30-year-old, who suffered multiple knock-downs throughout the fight, never gave up.
He got his just rewards with just 10 seconds remaining. AND THE NEW!
Sam Maxwell was losing and being taunted by his opponent all fight and then did this with 10 second to go!
Incredible knockout :punch: pic.twitter.com/qM069RZnQK
- Boxing on BT Sport (@BTSportBoxing) March 23, 2019
Sediri was clearly mocking the Liverpudlian here, but Maxwell had the last laugh with this devastating right, left combination, dropping the French fighter to the canvas.
The result certainly picked up some reaction on social media.
"Two knockdowns in the first two rounds and then rocking your opponent in the final round does not mean you can just showboat, thinking you've won the fight easy." said one Twitter user.
Another said: "Winning by an absolute mile on the score cards, starts acting like a cocky tw*t with seconds left to go and he gets chinned."
Just seen the sam maxwell KO. Fucking hell :fire:
- Kugan Cassius (@KuganCassius) March 23, 2019
Two knockdowns in the first two rounds and then rocking your opponent in the final round does not mean you can just showboat, thinking you've won the fight easy :joy::joy:
:clap: Sam Maxwell #boxing pic.twitter.com/QRgvi5hzcr
- RB Boxing (@MainBoxingNews) March 23, 2019
Sam Maxwell Shocks the crowd as he KO Sabri Sediri in the closing seconds of the final round to capture the WBO European 140-pound title. Maxwell was getting dominated the entire fight and suffered multiple knock-downs. Out of nowhere, he ends the fight with 1 Punch - Wow pic.twitter.com/jahdgKVs5m
- Jimmy AyashMan (@AyashManBoxing) March 23, 2019
Just caught up with the boxing this evening.
Sam maxwell!! :clap::clap::sunglasses:
Didn't see that KO coming!
- D (@RealDavekelly81) March 23, 2019
Round 10 of 10... how to throw a fight away with 30 seconds left pic.twitter.com/QEQ56ZuwJl
- True Geordie (@TrueGeordieTG) March 23, 2019
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