Gary O’Sullivan-Nick Quigley clash next up for ‘Golden Boy on ESPN’
England versus Ireland.
What could be a World Cup qualifying matchup in soccer is a crossroads bout at middleweight.
Fringe-contender Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan and Nick Quigley square off Saturday at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The 10-round main event will headline a ‘Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN’ telecast on ESPN Deportes (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).
O’Sullivan (25-2, 17 knockouts) was born in Cork, Ireland and now resides in the Boston area. The 33-year-old puncher has defeated modest opposition and fell short when he moved up in levels. O’Sullivan lost a unanimous decision to Billy Joe Saunders in July 2013 and was stopped by Chris Eubank Jr. two years later. He was won three bouts since that latest setback.
Quigley (15-2, 3 KOs) may lack the experience of O’Sullivan, but he is closing in on his peak years. The 29-year-old technician has fought exclusively in the U.K. and will be making his U.S. debut. A native of Liverpool, England, Quigley has won his last five bouts.
In the co-feature, Recky Dulay will face Dardan Zenunaj in a 10-round junior lightweight bout. Dulay (10-2, 7 KOs), a hard-hitting prospect from the Philippines, scored a third-round knockout over Jaime Arboleda in July.
Zenunaj (13-3, 10 KOs), who resides in Los Angeles, snapped a two-bout losing streak with a second-round knockout of Amiran Abuladze in February.
ESPN3.com will commence airing the Golden Boy Promotions card at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV.com since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and FightNights.com. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing