Boxing Result

O’Connor wins via a bizarre DQ

By Billy “Loops” Luppert at Ringside
Photos by Emily Harney

Promoter/boxer Chris Traietti of Granite Chin Promotions returned Saturday to The SportZone in Derry, NH with a seven-bout card showcasing jr middleweight prospect Danny O’Connor in a scheduled eight-round contest with 58-fight veteran Ruben Galvan. In one of the oddest endings to a bout that this reporter has ever witnessed, O’Connor was awarded the contest after Galvan was disqualified at 2:05 of the 4th round for profane language directed at the referee. O’Connor dominated from the opening bell. O’Connor was first to the punch in almost every exchange as he moved Galvan around the ring with ease. O’Connor made particularly good work with his jab and body punching for which Galvan simply had no answer. In round four, things took a strange turn as Galvan was hit with an unintentional low blow while next to his corner. Instead of being given the usual five minutes to recover, the fight was waived off, puzzling everybody at ringside. It was only after O’Connor was announced as the winner by disqualification did things get more confusing as Galvan didn’t appear to do anything that would warrant a disqualification. More…

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