Cork boxer Spike lands another big win Stateside

Cork boxer Spike lands another big win Stateside
The pride of Loughmahon BC, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan, pictured in action against Milton Nunez of Colombia in Madison Squre Gardens, NY last year. Picture: Doug Minihane

Bernard O'Neill

Boxing

GARY 'Spike' O’Sullivan improved his unbeaten run in the USA to 10 straight victories in Boston on Saturday night.

The Cork middleweight stopped Chauncey 'Grimm' Fields in the second round in a top of the bill Murphy’s Boxing promotion at the Plainridge Casino.

Things started looking grim for Fields after he went down under a left to the body and the right to the head in the first, the ref administrating counts on both occasions. The American was on the floor again under a big right over the top early in the second.

The third man in the ring waved it off in the same frame after Fields, who had won four of his six fights going into the clash with the Corkman, was left sprawling on the canvas after another body shot later in the stanza.

The weekend’s victory improves O’Sullivan to 25 wins (17 KO) from 27 outings in his career and maintains an unbeaten run on American soil stretching back nine years to his debut win in the USA in Boston in 2008 in his second pro outing.

Mayo’s former European Elite and World Youth champion Ray Moylette also won on Saturday’s card, the ex-Irish Elite champion stopping Oscar Diaz in the first round in Plainville.

O’Sullivan thanked all for their support after the fight and vowed to be back in action again soon. 

“Great results for Ray Moylette and myself. Four knockdowns and a 2nd round KO is exactly what all the training is for, he said.

“Fair play to everybody who fought on the card - and big thanks as usual to Paschal and everybody at The Celtic Warrior Boxing Gym in Dublin, Dave and the team at Mardyke Arena UCC - and to Ken, Sean and the whole team at Murphys Boxing.Most of all thank you for the support and the friendship. I'll be back in the ring soon.” 

"You can expect some more big knockouts to come,” said Moylette after his third victory in the pro ranks, while O’Sullivan’s coach, Paschal Collins, was delighted with his man’s display.

“It was an excellent performance from Spike, big knockdowns and a big win you couldn’t ask for any more from him. Well done to Ray as well, perfect from both on the night,” he said.

O’Sullivan was also presented with a trophy for Knockout of the Evening after his victory. The Leesider is expected to be back between the ropes this summer with another fight in the USA a possibility.

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