Liam Wilson leaves boxing opponent Jesus Cuadro out cold with chilling knockout

Australian boxer Liam Wilson left opponent Jesus Cuadro knocked out cold with a brutal left hand in the fifth round of their boxing clash in St Kilda on Saturday night.

Fighting on the undercard of Jayde Mitchell vs Istvan Szili, 23-year-old Queenslander Wilson delivered the punch of the night midway through his fight against Venezuelan opponent Cuadro.

Wilson, who is now unbeaten in six fights and is a the World Youth Title holder, had already knocked Cuadro to the canvas in the third round of their bout.

But he continued to press on the front foot inside the St Kilda’s Town Hall, and delivered a knockout left hand blow to Cuadro’s chin less than a minute into the fifth round.

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“He is asleep and he is not getting up,” Fox Sports commentator Ben Damon said. “That is as good a victory as you will see by a man in his sixth professional fight.

“That is a massive shot from Liam Wilson and Jesus Cuadro has not moved.

“The perfect left hook from Liam Wilson who has the boxing world at his feet and has just said to the entire super featherweight division ‘I am ready’.”

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Meanwhile, Australian boxing legend described the left hook as “one of the best I’ve ever seen”.

He added: “Liam Wilson just put the world on notice that he’s coming, he’s another Australian future world champion without doubt.

“This guy has never been knocked out and he was asleep for five minutes.”

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Cuadro had a record of 18-6 going into Saturday’s fight, and had taken the new IBF Super Featherweight World Title holder, Joseph Diaz, the distance back in September 2019.

The Venezuelan was fighting in Australia for the first time in his career, having mainly fought in South America previously.

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