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Spike O'Sullivan: Lemieux Was a 179-Pound Light Heavyweight!

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - David Lemieux (40-4, 34KOs) of Montreal, Canada defeated Gary O'Sullivan (28-3, 22KOs) of Cork, Ireland via knockout in the first round of a middleweight bout scheduled for 12 rounds. Lemieux earned a chance at the WBA Middleweight Title by stopping O'Sullivan at 2:44 seconds of the aforementioned round.

"Unfortunately, this is boxing," said Gary O'Sullivan. "I got caught, and it just so happens it was against a 179-pound light heavyweight who caught me. That was a big weight discrepancy at fight time."

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. (11-0, 11KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Roberto Ortiz (35-3-2, 26KOs) of Torreon, Mexico via technical knockout in the second round of a super lightweight fight originally slated for eight rounds.

Alexis Rocha (12-0, 8 KOs) of Santa Ana, California was victorious against Carlos Ortiz (10-3, 10 KOs) of Torreon, Mexico in an eight-round super welterweight fight. Rocha won with scores of 80-72, 80-72 ,79-73.
 
Jaba Khositashvili (4-0, 2KOs) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beat Lawrence King (4-1, 3KOs) of San Bernardino, California via unanimous decision in a six-round light heavyweight fight. Kohsitashvili won with all scores of 58-56.
 
"Even though I won tonight, I'm very disappointed because I wasn't allowed the opportunity to demonstrate my fighting," said Jaba Khositashvili. "My opponent kept holding me and wouldn't let me fight him. All I want to do is fight. I have over 20 years of experience fighting and half of that has been spent in the amateurs."
 
Brian Ceballo (5-0, 3KOs) of New York, New York won via TKO against David Thomas (6-3-2, 2KOs) of Orange, Texas in the second round of a welterweight fight originally scheduled for six rounds. 
 
"I figured out beforehand that he always fights the exact same way," said Brian Ceballo. "So, I knew to keep my distance and keep a fast pace. I saw he couldn't counter, so I kept the pressure and now I'm 5-0. I'm 24 years old, and now I'm ready for a tougher opponent."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by iamboxing on 09-22-2018

I think he would have knocked him out even without the extra weight. You don't trade with Lemieux. Also, what a sore loser after the fight when Lemieux tried to embrace him and Gary was all stand-offish and cold.

Comment by Blond Beast on 09-22-2018

[QUOTE=KidDinamita;19121665]And IMHO, Spike isn't a World Class fighter as well, so he will struggle against punchers big or similar like Lemieux. Even what he did to Stevens[/QUOTE] Right. I’m more concerned with top level guys fighting guys well beneath them.…

Comment by KidDinamita on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Blond Beast;19121326]I remember the Gatti v Gamache fight. Im cdn and we love Gatti here. I played football against people as a teenager that were so much older and outweighed sum people on the filed by hundred pounds. I understand…

Comment by BigDramaShow on 09-20-2018

Spike got knocked off his vintage bicycle and woke up in another dimension after that KO.

Comment by Blond Beast on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=KidDinamita;19118294]They should also take into consideration when a fighter gains a lot of weight from the previous day. If a fighter cant make weight in a healthy way then he isn't meant for that weight class. An example of Gatti…

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