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Rene Tellez Giron Topples George Acosta

George Acosta
Rene Tellez Giron
George Acosta
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Rene Tellez Giron
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 George Acosta vs Rene Tellez Giron
 8 Round Lightweight bout
 Thursday 8th February 2024
 Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
 Top Rank
 ESPN

In an upset on Thursday night, Mexican veteran Rene Tellez Giron showed great determination as he toppled George Acosta in a thrilling eight-round lightweight bout. Despite entering the ring as an underdog, Giron delivered a masterful performance, culminating in a unanimous decision victory on the Teofimo Lopez-Jamaine Ortiz undercard at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

From the opening bell, Giron demonstrated his prowess, consistently landing the harder punches and dictating the pace of the fight. Despite Acosta's formidable record and favoured status, Giron remained unfazed, relying on his experience and tenacity to secure the win.

The decisive moment came in the fifth round when Giron's mighty right hand sent Acosta to the canvas, showcasing Giron's devastating punching power. Although Acosta answered the referee's count and continued to battle, Giron's dominance was evident throughout the contest.

Despite a valiant effort from Acosta, who connected with body shots and worked effectively off his jab, Giron's relentless aggression and precise punching proved too much to overcome. Giron's ability to land clean, effective blows to Acosta's head and body showcased his technical skill and strategic prowess in the ring.

Throughout the gruelling eight rounds, Giron maintained his composure and continued to press forward, capitalizing on opportunities to land decisive blows. Despite a late surge from Acosta in the seventh and eighth rounds, Giron's commanding lead was insurmountable, ultimately securing him the victory.

With this impressive win, Giron solidifies his status as a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight division while also ending Acosta's 19-fight winning streak. Giron's resilience, determination, and skill make him a formidable opponent for any fighter in the division, setting the stage for exciting matchups in the future.