Gary Cully scores points win over Reece Mould in close contest, Dublin

Gary Cully took on Reece Mould at lightweight for the  as the chief support to Chantelle Cameron Vs Katie Taylor at the 3Arena in Dublin. 

Cully was looking to get back to winning after a disastrous Dublin debut where he was stopped by Jose Felix by a third round TKO this past May 

The first round started with Cully taking the center of the ring with Mould looking a little jittery working on the outside. The Irish crowd made known their feeling towards England’s Mould as loud boo’s rang out around the arena as he entered the ring. There was little to report in the opening three minutes other than a decent body shot by Mould and another half decent left hook at the end of the round. 

Round two saw Mould start to semi-consistently land the right to the body as Cully struggled to find his range. In the second half of the round Mould would land two right hands to the head roughly 20 seconds apart. Mould took the first two rounds on my card. 

The third round saw a more even three minute affair with both men having success in a busy round that was tough to score. The fourth saw Cully arguably have the better of the round but was struggling with Mould’s body shots, still. Much the same could be said about round five, Cully was finding his jab compared to Mould having success on the inside, where Cully was trying to stay away from. 

Cully walked behind his long jab in the sixth to control the round, the pace had slowed considerably with Mould seemingly taking a round off. 

The seventh round saw Mould again land body shots again own the much taller Cully. The Irishman did have snippets of success with his rangier jab. 

The eighth saw Mould dominate the next three minutes. The body shots were consistently landing on Cully and two worthy shots to the head saw Mould take back some control over the fight, but it was tough to score all evening.  

The final two rounds were again tough to score. Cully’s work on the outside was being compared largely to Mould’s work on the inside. 

The scorecards read; 96-93 to Cully, 93-97 to Mould and 97-93 in favour of Cully to give the Irishman the split decision win. 

Cully’s record improves to 17-1 (10 KOs), with Mould’s record moving to 18-2 (6 KOs)