Casey wins, Kelly loses in Canada

9 April 2010 – By Steve Wellings

Limerick featherweight Willie Casey stopped unbeaten Canadian Tyson Cave in the eighth round on Thursday April 8 in Torontos Royal York Hotel. Big Bang Casey, who now has five wins out of five (four by knockout) as a professional, negated Caves speed with his southpaw stance and heavy hands, dropping the local early in the third round with a left hand.

28-year-old Willie put Cave on to the canvas for a second time in the seventh round with a body shot and continued the body assault in the eighth when the referee stopped the contest at 1.46 of the round.

We are delighted with the performance and knew that Willies power would tell, enthused Caseys manager Don OLeary. An Irish title is on our radar, with Mickey Coveney a possibility as the next opponent, but for now Willie will enjoy his fantastic away win.

Dundalk lightweight Michael Kelly suffered his first professional defeat on the same card, going down on points to Buzz Grant. This was Kellys first professional ten-rounder and the Irishman started well before fading down the stretch and conceding by margins of 99-91, 98-92 and 100-90.

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