Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski (22-0-0, 6 KOs) destroyed challenger Carlos Fulgencio in the main event of Murphy’s Boxing first ever Memorial Series event Thursday night from Melrose, Massachusetts.
Fulgencio was outclassed from the opening bell while Kielczewski proved to be the more polished boxer and defensive fighter, slipping any punch Fulgencio threw at him, landing big body shots and setting up effective two and three shot combinations.
The fight was stopped mid-way through the first round when Kielczewski landed a hard right hand to the body sending Fulgencio to the canvas from which he wouldn’t get up.
Kielczewski is currently ranked in the top 10 in the Super Featherweight division by the WBA and has a bright future as a new signee of boxing’s biggest player, Al Haymon.
He’ll be looking to make a big step up in competition moving forward into 2015, possibly setting up a title-elimination bout by the end of the year.
In the co-main event, popular Irish Middleweight Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (19-1-0, 12 KOs) was magnificent in his first ever fight under Murphy’s Boxing Promotions.
O’Sullivan landed thudding body shots on opponent Larry Smith that rung out through the historic Massachusetts hall.
After two rounds of taking a brutal beating, Smith refused to come out for the third round, giving O’Sullivan the 19th win of his career.
After the fight, O’Sullivan announced to the screaming New England crowd that his goal is to get a fight with Middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin at the Boston Garden.
Also on the card, impressive undefeated featherweight prospect Jonathan Guzman (18-0-0, 18 KOs) continued his impressive streak of knockouts with a crippling body shot on his toughest opponent to date, Juan Guzman, in the fifth round of their scheduled six-round fight.
The second Murphy’s Boxing Memorial Series event is scheduled for April 10 in Melrose with Danny O’Connor in the main event and Gary O’Sullivan in the co-main event.
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