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Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan vs Berlin Abreu report
Who won Sullivan vs Abreu?
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan beat Berlin Abreu by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Friday 4th May 2018 at StubHub Center in Carson.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Ryan Garcia's and Jayson Velez's clash.
Sullivan vs Abreu stats
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Berlin Abreu made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Abreu had a slight advantage in power over O'Sullivan, with a 79% knock out percentage over O'Sullivan's 70%.
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.
O'Sullivan had a height advantage of 2 inches over Abreu.
Both Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan & Berlin Abreu fought out of an orthodox stance.
O'Sullivan was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Abreu, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 115 more professional rounds, 167 to Abreu's 52.
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF at middleweight.
Sullivan vs Abreu form
O'Sullivan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Antoine Douglas on 16th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Place Bell, Quebec, Canada.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jaime Barboza on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Chris Eubank Jr on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in the 7th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat David Toribio on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, United States.
He had won against Melvin Betancourt on 23rd May 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Agganis Arena, Boston.
O'Sullivan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Sullivan vs Abreu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Sullivan vs Abreu?
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Berlin Abreu made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
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