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WATCH: Gary Cully scores sensational statement knockout

Such was the show ‘The Diva’ put on Friday night the empty stadium was calling for an encore.

Gary Cully took on Viktor Kotochigov for the vacant WBO European lightweight title in Bolton.

Many a knowledgable boxing pundit argued the clash had 10 competitive rounds written all over it.

However, the Kildare native had other ideas.

The Kazakh former prospect barely landed a glove on the six-foot plus southpaw stylist and was put down for the count in just the second round of what was being packaged as a big test for Cully.

The Pete Taylor trained fighter finished the fight in real style, a straight left down the pipe that his opponent never recovered from.

Take a look for yourself below:

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com