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Another stoppage win moves Spike close to Canelo GGG winner

Gary Spike O’Sullivan moved to within one win of a massive fight with the winner of the eagerly anticipated Gennady Golovkin-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez rematch in the early hours of this Saturday morning.

The Cork middleweight registered his fifth successive Stateside stoppage win at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. 

‘Spike’ was too big, powerful and aggressive for blown up welterweight Berlin Abreu and battered him into early submission on a weekend where he had originally hoped to face IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight champion Golovkin. 

After three tough rounds the Dominican Republic fighter had enough and retired, much to the crowd’s disgust. 

Spike, who put on a show in and out of the ring for the large Hispanic crowd, improves his record to  28(20)-2(1) while Abreu drops to 14(11)-2(2).

The victory came in the first fight of a lucrative Golden Boy deal, the Paschal Collins fighter will now fight on the undercard of the mooted Golovkin v Canelo rematch in America on September 15th before potentially fighting the winner of the main event in December – if Golovkin wins – or May 2019 if Canelo is victorious


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