Six months ago, Irish lightweight boxer Gary Cully was the co-feature on the Taylor-Cameron card in Dublin, Ireland, and he suffered his first career loss, but six months later, Cully was the co-feature on the Cameron-Taylor 2 card, and this time, Cully edged his opponent Reece Mould (18-2, 6 KOs) as he earned a split decision victory.
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Back in May 2023, the 6’2″ Gary Cully was a rising contender at 135 as he was ranked in the Top 15 by the WBA and WBO.
Unfortunately, his homecoming bout turned into a disastrous event as Jose Felix Jr scored a 3rd round TKO victory and gave Cully his first career loss.
On the night of November 25th, Gary Cully had a second chance in regards to winning a homecoming bout as he was set to face Reece Mould at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. In the opening round, the southpaw Cully was looking to establish his jab while Mould was attempting to land over the top of the jab.
Mould chose to go downstairs with his offense in the second round as he landed solid shots to the body. Mould experienced a great deal of success in the second round, and he proceeded to close out the round by landing two sharp overhand rights.
The British boxer Mould, continued to work the body in the third. Cully was doing a lot of feinting, but he seemed hesitant in regards to throwing the left hand. Cully came alive in the fourth round as he was able to land sharp combinations on multiple occasions.
The fifth round was a very competitive round as Cully landed some good shots to the head, and Mould continued to do some good work to the body. The challenger Gary Cully was able to control the range and distance in the sixth round of the bout as he consistently landed his shots from the outside.
The defending champion Reece Mould had success closing the distance in the seventh as he applied pressure and landed sharp body punches.
In the tenth and final round of the bout, Cully landed a couple of quick one-two combinations, but Mould continued to press forward and apply pressure.
In the final minute of the final round, Reece Mould was able to land two eye-catching overhand rights. The fight was a close, technical bout that would go to the judge’s scorecards, as you can sense the tension in the air at the sold-out 3Arena.
One judge scored the bout 97-93 for Mould, but that card was overruled by the other two judges, who scored the bout 97-93 and 96-93 in favor of Cully. With the win, Gary Cully got his career back on track, and he won the WBA Continental Europe lightweight title.
Gary Cully (17-1, 10 KOs) received a second chance at a homecoming event, and this time he was victorious. With the win, Cully fulfilled a lifelong dream, and once he is done celebrating this victory, then he and his team can figure out what will be Cully’s next career move in the lightweight division.