Gary O’Sullivan stops Abreu in first of three fight contract with Golden Boy
May 4, 2018
Nancy Rodriguez (329 articles)

Gary O’Sullivan stops Abreu in first of three fight contract with Golden Boy

By Danny Z | Contributing Writer

CARSON, CALIFORNIA — In a bout he opted for instead of replacing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the opponent for middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Ireland’s Gary O’Sullivan stopped Berlin Abreu in the intermission between rounds of action on the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN from the StubHub Center.

Coming out to the famed Mexican song of Mexico Lindo y Quierido by Vicente Fernandez while wearing kilt inspired trunks, O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) focused on the body and forced Abreu’s corner to stop the bout after three rounds of action.

O’Sullivan, 33, signed a three fight contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, in a path that could eventually lead to the winner of Golovkin and Alvarez. O’Sullivan was a heavy contender to fight Golovkin for his middleweight world titles and likely would have secured the opportunity. However, a deal was not reached and Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) will instead fight Glendale, California’s Vanes Martirosyan this Saturday on HBO.

Assuming O’Sullivan stays on a schedule close to Golovkin and Alvarez, a September or October date for his next fight might follow. September has traditionally been a big boxing month largely due to Mexican Independence day. If Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and Golovkin agree to their anticipated rematch, O’Sullivan could find himself on the undercard in order to keep his name and activity close to, arguably, the two biggest names in the sport.

(Feature photo: ESPN)



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