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Meanwhile, In Boxing: Gabriel Bracero DESTROYS Danny O’Connor in PBC Main Event

(Referee Arthur Mercante Jr’s follow-up People’s Elbow seemed a touch unnecessary, IMO.)

Gabriel Bracero is not exactly what you’d call a “power puncher.” With just 5 knockouts in his 24 professional wins (the last of which came back in 2012), he’s probably one of the last welterweights in the game that you’d expect to see walk away from Saturday’s PBC on NBC Sports Net main event with a ”Knockout of the Year” contender under his belt. BUT THAT’S JUST WHAT HE DID, YOU GUYS.

Paired up against Irish-American Danny O’Connor in a rematch of a 2011 contest that saw Bracero emerge victorious by unanimous decision, “Tito” needed just 41 seconds to ensure that there would be no trilogy match, capitalizing on a lazy left hand by O’Connor with an absolutely devastating overhand right that shut his opponents lights out.

Video after the jump. 

Oof…the sound of O’Connor’s head as it bounces off the canvas.

Of course, this being boxing, Bracero was quick to bless the man he had just destroyed in his post-fight interview.

“God Bless Danny O’Connor, I wish him the best. My message to him (after he got up was not to be depressed). I was down after my last fight, I was depressed and I didn’t want him to do that.”

I can’t imagine why O’Connor would be depressed, what with him recently having the part of his brain that identifies feelings being forcibly removed and all.

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