Boxing aficionado Teddy Atlas in contrast Sean O’Malley to British legend Prince Naseem Hamed after watching his devastating knockout in opposition to Thomas Almeida.
The ‘Sugar’ present returned to Las Vegas in type after a disappointing defeat to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera at UFC 252.
After recovering from a leg damage, O’Malley returned in sensational type and lived as much as his nickname with a candy victory courtesy of a slick putting efficiency.
The 26-year-old felt as if he had completed the struggle within the first spherical with a sickening head kick, opting to stroll away and watch for the referee to cease the struggle.
But Almeida is as powerful as they arrive and managed to face up to a barrage of punches, kicks and knees from the Montana-native.
Nevertheless, O’Malley proved he nonetheless has the X-factor with a brief left hook within the third spherical which he adopted up with an enormous proper hand to his downed opponent to complete the struggle.
Watching on from dwelling, coach and commentator Atlas took to Twitter to voice his approval of O’Malley and his efficiency, evaluating him to former featherweight champion Hamed.
He wrote: “Almeida – O’Malley, I haven’t seen somebody this proficient and unorthodox since perhaps Prince Hamed in 80’s. And actually a vibrant type.
“You want to use feints earlier than simply attacking with O’Malley, make him transfer too quickly then come. Simpler stated than performed. Wow particular expertise.
“Nice expertise, intuition and approach. Distinctive and particular.”
Hamed lit up the featherweight division within the Nineteen Nineties together with his flamboyant type out and in of the ring – as soon as getting into on a ‘magic carpet’ – whereas O’Malley is blessed with unimaginable knockout energy and the boldness to strive something within the octagon.