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O'Sullivan claims second round win
24 May 2015 13:01
Cork middleweight fighter Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan took a step closer to a potential fight with WBA and IBO champion Gennady Golovkin after he beat Melvin Betancourt in Boston to claim the vacant NABA middleweight title in Boston.
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Fighting on the undercard of James DeGale and Andre Dirrell, O'Sullivan (21-1) made short work of Betancourt (29-2), stopping him in the second round of their scheduled 10 rounder.
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After edging the opening round, O'Sullivan dropped his opponent with a fierce right hand in the second and though Betancourt got up to take an eight-count, he was soon on his back again courtesy of a right hook and this time he counted beat the count.
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O'Sullivan had previously stated his desire to fight Golovkin next and the manner of his victory here will have done his chances no harm.
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