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Irish Mirror
Robert Hynes

Gary Cully lands massive knockout win on Katie Taylor undercard inside 35 seconds

Gary Cully recorded an impressive knockout win over Jaouad Belmehdi on the undercard of Katie Taylor's fight with Karen Elizabeth Carabajal on Saturday night.

It took the Kildare lightweight, who is coached by Taylor's father Pete, less than 35 seconds to stop his French opponent as he landed a thunderous left that sent Belmehdi tumbling to the floor and it was clear instantly that he would not be able to continue.

The victory, which came in Cully's first bout as a Matchroom fighter, takes his record to 15-0 and promoter Eddie Hearn was clearly impressed with what he seen, suggesting in the immediate aftermath that Cully could fight for a world title on the undercard of Katie Taylor's Croke Park homecoming if it goes ahead next year.

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Described by Hearn as a "world class fighter", the colourful Cully made his way to the ring in a fluffy pink gown a day after he jokingly ate a snack while he got on the scales at the weigh-in.

There were huge cheers from the Irish fans who were in the arena for the bout, with a number of tricolours on display in the crowd.

Belmehdi came into the bout undefeated in his 19 fights, but it was all over before he got a chance to showcase his skills.

Given how quickly the fight ended, it would be no surprise to see Cully back in the ring soon.


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