On the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 pay-per-view undercard, middleweights David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs) and Spike O’Sullivan (28-3, 20 KOs) were expected to produce an all-out brawl, and while they did stand and trade, the fight itself only lasted a round. The former IBF champion Lemieux crushed the Irishman with a spectacular left hook, and referee Russell Mora halted his count because O’Sullivan was just not aware of his surroundings.
In a high-paced round, both men landed good shots on each other, with O’Sullivan able to stagger Lemieux with a jab. However, Lemieux is known for being an absolutely vicious puncher in ways that O’Sullivan is not, and his left hook had O’Sullivan collapsing on the canvas.
All of the trash-talking from O’Sullivan ended up backfiring big time, and now the Canadian has won two straight. As for Spike, it’s the first time he’s been knocked out. It’s also a huge setback as far as his aspirations for a title fight. Lemieux is now the WBA mandatory challenger for the Canelo vs. GGG 2 winner.
Official result: David Lemieux def. Spike O’Sullivan by TKO at 2:44 of round 1