Popular Irish Middleweight Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (21-1-0, 14 KOs) made quick and easy work of the Dominican Republics’ Melvin Betancourt (29-2-0, 23 KOs) in front of a Boston fight crowd that seems to be taking him in as one of their own.
O’Sullivan came out fast in round one, stalking Betancourt around the ring and nailing him with hard body shots and left hooks that seemed to rock Betancourt to the bone with every connection.
Betancourt showed life in round two, coming out the busier fighter, but still O’Sullivan’s punches just meant much more, every one of them had Betancourt’s head snapping back in brutal fashion.
The Irishman, who wore a green kilt for the fight, ended it at 2:46 into the second round with a looping right hook that landed right on the button, leaving Betancourt sprawled out on the canvas.
O’Sullivan, who is making his way into the rankings at 160 pounds, is the newest member of Murphy’s Boxing stable, and will be looking for a big fight sometime in 2015 or 2016.
Junior Lightweight contender Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski (23-1-0, 6 KOs) from Quincy, Massachusetts pleased his home crowd with a first-round knockout of Anthony Napunyi (11-12-0, 6 KOs) in their scheduled six-round fight.
Kielczewski’s superior skill and defense were on display early, as he moved Napunyi around the ring with a barrage of offensive that was set up by great work to the body.
Canada’s Logan McGuinness (23-0-1, 10 KOs) had a rougher than expected bout against big underdog Gerardo Cuevas (17-14-0, 15 KOs), who was able to knockdown McGuinness in the first round with a sneaky left hand.
McGuinness took the fight over from that point with aggression and good body work, and won a unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 57-56.
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