Hyland Impresses on DiBella Card; O'Sullivan and Rosinsky Get the Win

HYLAND-HERRERA

HYLAND HALTS HERRERA IN FOUR

FDNY'S ROSINSKY TRIUMPHANT IN RING RETURN

O'SULLIVAN DOMINATES NUNEZ

New York, NY (3/14/15) – On Saturday night, highly touted Irish featherweight contender Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland, of Dublin, headlined an exciting 11-bout pro-am card held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, titled “McMayhem in Midtown”. The evening was promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Ring of Fire Promotions and Murphys Boxing, and sponsored by Manfredi Auto Group and Everlast.

Facing southpaw Manuel De Los Reyes Herrera, 128, of Planeta Rica, Colombia, Hyland, 127¼, kept pumping his jab forcing his foe on the back-foot for the entire first round. Whenever in close, Hyland would unleash swift, crackling combinations to the head and body. In round two, with Hyland pinning Herrera to the ropes, the pair stood toe-to-toe trading power shots to the delight of the crowd. Setting up stinging straight rights that snapped Herrera's head back in the third, Hyland was visibly breaking down the Colombian. A pulverizing right uppercut to the midsection brought Herrera to his knees for a full count at 1:04 of round four. With the victory, Hyland, now 30-1 (14 KOs), moved another step closer toward title contention. Herrera's record dropped to 21-16-1 (15 KOs). 

Will-Power-Rosinsky

(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Ozone Park, New York's popular light heavyweight contender-turned-firefighter Will “Power” Rosinsky, 174½, ended a two-year-plus ring absence, impressively halting Paul Gonsalves, 173¾, at 2:59 of the opening round. Looking very sharp, Rosinsky, a four-time New York Golden Gloves champion, scored four knockdowns overall. The first came halfway through the frame when Rosinsky landed a left hook to the body. After Gonsalves got to his feet, Rosinsky, now 18-2 (10 KOs), was determined to finish him off, scoring the final three knockdowns with dynamite straight right hands to the head. Gonsalves, from Harwich, Mass., is now 7-6-1 (3 KOs).

Gary-Spike-O'Sullivan Milton-Núñez

(Photo credit: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Promoted by Murphys Boxing, which is fronted by Ken Casey of the Celtic rock band Dropkick Murphys, Gary “Spike” O'Sullivan, 164¼, of Cork, Ireland, took on the tough Milton Nunez, 165, of Barranquilla, Colombia, in a scheduled eight-round super middleweight contest. From the opening bell, O'Sullivan applied pressure, often trapping Nunez against the ropes and pounding away at the body with powerful hooks. O'Sullivan was particularly effective when following up with his overhand rights upstairs. Nunez tried to counter O'Sullivan's aggression, but none of what he landed had any effect on the Irishman. In round three, a combination finally put the tiring Nunez on the canvas. When he arose, O'Sullivan stalked him around the ring, rarely missing a punch, until a sweeping left hook to the chin staggered Nunez once again, leading to the referee's stoppage at 2:20 of the frame. O'Sullivan upped his record to 20-1 (13 KOs), while Nunez fell to 28-13-1 (25 KOs).

The amateur portion of the card featured the tie-breaking third meeting between the FDNY's Bravest Boxing team and the Garda Siochana Boxing team of the Irish National Police Force. Winning seven of the eight matches, the FDNY earned the 2015 Transatlantic Championship.

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-The Commish :

I met Spike O'Sullivan last week, when he came to the SiriusXM studios in Manhattan with his promoter, Ken Casey, a singer a bass guitarist for the "Dropkick Murphys." During our talk, O'Sullivan told me his favorite fighter was Evander Holyfield. I asked O'Sullivan if he ever met Holyfield. He said he hadn't, but hopes to one day be able to meet the man who inspired him to become a fighter. I told O'Sullivan to come back to the studio in two days, because Evander Holyfield would be with me, talking about the documentary, "Champs," he is featured in, along with Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins. Well, O'Sullivan came back, and I introduced him to Holyfield, who could not have been nicer and more of a gentleman to O'Sullivan. The two posed for pictures and talked. When O'Sullivan left, he thanked me at least 100 times. "I have never been so happy in my life," said the native of Cork, Ireland, who now makes his home outside of Boston, MA. "I feel I can beat any middleweight in the world." On Saturday night, he went out and pummelled one of them. The smile he wore after his victory over Milton Nunez was almost as wide and bright as the one he wore after meeting Evander Holyfield. -Randy G.


-Pazuzu :

I met Spike O'Sullivan last week, when he came to the SiriusXM studios in Manhattan with his promoter, Ken Casey, a singer a bass guitarist for the "Dropkick Murphys." During our talk, O'Sullivan told me his favorite fighter was Evander Holyfield. I asked O'Sullivan if he ever met Holyfield. He said he hadn't, but hopes to one day be able to meet the man who inspired him to become a fighter. I told O'Sullivan to come back to the studio in two days, because Evander Holyfield would be with me, talking about the documentary, "Champs," he is featured in, along with Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins. Well, O'Sullivan came back, and I introduced him to Holyfield, who could not have been nicer and more of a gentleman to O'Sullivan. The two posed for pictures and talked. When O'Sullivan left, he thanked me at least 100 times. "I have never been so happy in my life," said the native of Cork, Ireland, who now makes his home outside of Boston, MA. "I feel I can beat any middleweight in the world." On Saturday night, he went out and pummelled one of them. The smile he wore after his victory over Milton Nunez was almost as wide and bright as the one he wore after meeting Evander Holyfield. -Randy G.
Commish, glad you're going to feature "Champs" on the show. I caught it this past weekend on iTunes and loved it. The interviews with Tyson, Holyfield and Hopkins were first rate. I'd never heard Hopkins discuss his early days in such detail. This documentary is a
must-see for fans of the sweet science. Guys, check it out!
->http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/champs/


-Pazuzu :

I met Spike O'Sullivan last week, when he came to the SiriusXM studios in Manhattan with his promoter, Ken Casey, a singer a bass guitarist for the "Dropkick Murphys." During our talk, O'Sullivan told me his favorite fighter was Evander Holyfield. I asked O'Sullivan if he ever met Holyfield. He said he hadn't, but hopes to one day be able to meet the man who inspired him to become a fighter. I told O'Sullivan to come back to the studio in two days, because Evander Holyfield would be with me, talking about the documentary, "Champs," he is featured in, along with Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins. Well, O'Sullivan came back, and I introduced him to Holyfield, who could not have been nicer and more of a gentleman to O'Sullivan. The two posed for pictures and talked. When O'Sullivan left, he thanked me at least 100 times. "I have never been so happy in my life," said the native of Cork, Ireland, who now makes his home outside of Boston, MA. "I feel I can beat any middleweight in the world." On Saturday night, he went out and pummelled one of them. The smile he wore after his victory over Milton Nunez was almost as wide and bright as the one he wore after meeting Evander Holyfield. -Randy G.
Commish, glad you're going to feature "Champs" on the show. I caught it this past weekend on iTunes and loved it. The interviews with Tyson, Holyfield and Hopkins were first rate. I'd never heard Hopkins discuss his early days in such detail. This documentary is a
must-see for fans of the sweet science. Guys, check it out!
->http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/champs/


-Radam G :

Commish, glad you're going to feature "Champs" on the show. I caught it this past weekend on iTunes and loved it. The interviews with Tyson, Holyfield and Hopkins were first rate. I'd never heard Hopkins discuss his early days in such detail. This documentary is a
must-see for fans of the sweet science. Guys, check it out!
->http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/champs/
YUP! I loved it! There is nothing like hard truths with all the bull jiving, fantasies and BIG lies in boxing. Holla!