Rosy in the Garden as O’Sullivan stops Nunez

Boxing: Gary "Spike" O’Sullivan marked his Madison Square Garden debut with a routine victory in New York on Saturday night.

The Super Middleweight made short work of his second US bout in the space of three weeks and the referee stepped in to halt the fight during the third round.

O’Sullivan’s Columbian opponent Milton Nunez seemed reluctant at that point to keep his guard up while enduring repeated combinations from the Corkman and the referee was left with no option.

It moved O’Sullivan to 20 wins with just one pro defeat to his name.

O’Sullivan will maintain his busy schedule over the next few months with at least two more fights bringing him back to the US before the summer.

He will be back in Boston on Friday April 10, the night before Andy Lee fights Peter Quillin at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Mahon-born fighter was part of the first ever pro-am card at the famous Manhattan venue, taking part in the first of three professional showcases after the Garda Síochána Boxing Club lost a charity series 7-1 to the New York Fire Department Boxing Club.

Headlining the evening was Dublin featherweight Patrick Hyland who was equally comprehensive in his fourth-round knockout of Manuel De Los Reyes Herrera.

With the victory, Hyland, now 30-1 (14 KOs), moved another step closer toward title contention once again.


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