Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Watch Pierce O’Leary’s KO of the year contender as he leaves Jan Marsalek face planted on canvas with huge left hand

, Watch Pierce O’Leary’s KO of the year contender as he leaves Jan Marsalek face planted on canvas with huge left hand

IRISHMAN Pierce O’Leary put himself in knockout of the year contention after his huge left hand left Jan Marsalek out cold.

The super-lightweight moved to 7-0 in devastating fashion at the Bolton Whites Hotel.

Pierce O’Leary put himself in knockout of the year contention
Pierce O’Leary’s huge left hand left Jan Marsalek out cold

O’Leary was controlling the action behind his jab and just before the KO landed a nice body shot.

After a right hand missed the target, Marsalek tried to return fire with a rear cross of his own.

But in classic boxing 101 style, it was O’Leary who made his man miss and pay as he countered with a perfect left hook.

Czech Republic’s Marsalek, 33, was left face first on the floor as the referee rightfully waved off the fight immediately.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Despite the highlight-reel KO, O’Leary gave a humble post-fight interview as he gave his well-wishes to his opponent.

He said: “First and foremost I just want to make sure I wish him a speedy recovery, make sure he’s OK and gets home to his family.

“Because at the end of the day, boxing’s not a sport it’s – I don’t know what to say it is – but it’s a tough sport anyways.

“But yeah, it was one of the best shots of the night probably and probably the best shot of my career so far.”

CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: GET £10 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED

Newly crowned IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards, commentating for MTK, was full of praise after the perfectly placed hook.

Edwards, 25, said: “He was relaxed whilst really asserting his dominance straight away.

“He was landing nice clean shots and he was rolling his shoulders well.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I really liked the way he was managing the distance, the space between him and his opponent.

“But I think he knew and he was waiting for the shot to come and he had the confidence in his punch power and he got him out of there in brutally devastating fashion.

“Shots that after the fact I don’t really like watching too many times again if I’m perfectly honest, but greats performance and he moves on.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED could have new owners BEFORE the end of the Premier League, according to reports. The Glazers purchased the club for £790m back...

Premier League

EX-ARSENAL chief Sven Mislintat is in the running to become the new sporting director at Liverpool, according to reports. With Julian Ward set to...

Boxing

NATE DIAZ’s run with the UFC is officially over following the end of an exclusive negotiating period. The former lightweight title challenger fought out...

Premier League

LIVERPOOL are reportedly targeting a move for Sofyan Amrabat, who has been impressing at the World Cup. The Fiorentina star has been in Qatar...

Boxing

TYSON FURY is willing to bet £1MILLION on Deontay Wilder knocking Anthony Joshua “out cold.” Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel and AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn...

Premier League

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has revealed he is open to returning to the Premier League, leaving Tottenham fans wondering what the future might hold. Pochettino, 50,...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement