Justice served. Sam Maxwell has been crowned WBO European super lightweight champion tonight, knocking out Sabri Sediri in the final seconds of their bout in Leicester. Some might say it was a fitting end, with his opponent showboating in the closing stages of the fight.
Having been knocked down twice in the opening rounds and thinking he was trailing on the scorecards, Maxwell came up with the huge knockout late on in order to secure the win. Sediri was clearly confident of seeing out the fight, gloating in the final round when he was on course for the win.
Maxwell kept his concentration, picking his moment as the seconds ticked down. With only 14 seconds remaining, he came up with a wonderful two-punch combination to floor Sediri, and it came out of absolutely nowhere.
Sam Maxwell was losing and being taunted by his opponent all fight and then did this with 10 second to go!
Incredible knockout 👊 pic.twitter.com/qM069RZnQK
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) March 23, 2019
What a hit! Social media couldn't believe what they had just seen:
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
Where the fuck did Sam maxwell just find that right hand from😲
— Frankie. (@BradyLingard) March 23, 2019
Sam Maxwell just did an utter filth there #MaxwellSediri
— Joe Chambers (@joechambers1996) March 23, 2019
Yes Sam maxwell shove it right up the frogs showboating muppet!!!! #maxwellsadiri
— mark j (@marky_j76) March 23, 2019
The win moved Maxwell to a pro record of 11-0.