O’Sullivan punishes and stops Quigley

Photos: Emily Harney

Middleweight Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (26-2, 18 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round stoppage of Nick Quigley (15-3, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The handlebar-mustached O’Sullivan battered Quigley mercilessly to the head and body until referee Arthur Merchant Jr. stepped in to stop the punishment. Time was 1:23.

“This is my seventh time fighting in Boston and it has truly turned into my second home, I really appreciate the opportunity,” said O’Sullivan. “I was surprised by Quigley’s power as he was very strong and delivered clean shots. It was a fight full of action. Quigley and I traded a lot of shots and that’s the only way I could take the victory.”

Super featherweight Dardan Zenunaj (14-3, 11 KOs) crushed Recky Dulay (10-3, 7 KOs) in three rounds. Zenunaj dropped Dulay twice in round one, and the bout was stopped after Zenunaj scored another knockdown in round three. Time was 1:50.

Lightweight Everton Lopes (6-0, 2 KOs) won a six-round split decision over journeyman Rafael Reyes (7-12, 5 KOs). It was two-time Olympian Lopes’ first fight in two years.

As part of the undercard live stream, Greg Vendetti (16-2-1, 10 KOs)scored a unanimous decision victory against Casey Kramlich (8-1-1, 4 KOs)in a scheduled eight-round super welterweight fight. Vendetti won with two scores of 80-72 and one score of 79-73.

Raymond Moylette (6-0, 3 KOs)blasted veteran Michael Clark (44-18-1, 18 KOs) via second-round technical knockout in a scheduled six-round super lightweight fight. The Irish prospect was too much for the veteran Clark, forcing the fight to be halted at 2:49 of the second round.

Shayna Foppiano (1-0, 1 KO)made a successful professional debut as she scored a first-round technical knockout victory against Lamarya Geary (0-2) in a scheduled four-round super lightweight fight. Foppiano made quick work of Geary, stopping her at only 1:36 of the opening round.

Carlos Gongora (10-0, 8 KOs) scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Henry Beckford (6-7, 1 KO) in a super middleweight fight. Gongora won with scores of 79-73, 79-73 and 80-72.

In the first bout of the evening, Mike O’Han, Jr. (3-0, 1 KO) scored a technical knockout victory against Demetrius Thomas (0-6) at 2:47 of the second round of a scheduled four-round welterweight fight.

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