Spike ready to impress the watching world on Haye/Chisora card
By Jonny Stapleton
GARY ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan will share top billing with heavyweight’s David Haye and Derek Chisora in Upton Park on July 14 and is adamant he will seize a rare opportunity to star in the spot light.
The Cork middleweight challenges Matthew Hall for the WBO international middleweight in the co feature on one of the most controversial and anticipated fight cards in recent history.
The world will tune in as the controversial heavyweight duo settle their much publicised differences in the ring and the Irish champion is looking to cash in on that attention.
O’Sullivan, a fighter who has struggled to secure big fight despite being tipped for big things, has the chance to impress 40,000 live fans and millions of TV viewers around the globe.
The Celtic Gym fighter is determined to grab his chance at the big time with both
gloves and is confident he can make significant inroads into a hot middleweight division with a solid display.
“It is the co main event on a massive show. It couldn’t get any bigger than this. They are predicting the biggest turn out for a fight in Britian for over 40 years. It is a hug opportunity and there is no better man than myself to take it. I have been waiting for an
opportunity like this. The next step after the WBO international title is a world title so I am going to grab this chance with both hands,” O’Sullivan explained to REDFM.
O’Sullivan says he knows little of his next opponent, but the Manchester favourite was once one the owner of the ’next big thing’ label. After he demolished Bradley Pyrce to claim the light middleweight Commonwealth title the sky looked the limit for the now 27 year old. However, he has lost four of his last six bouts and even sampled retirement over the last number of years and O’Sullivan is confident of victory.
“To be honest I haven’t seen much of him. I know he is smaller than me and we will be bringing sparring partners of a similar size. I will beat them up and then beat him up come July 14. I want to take that title home to Cork. The fight came at late notice, but I had been
keeping in shape and was expecting a fight to come along. I will be ready and I am taking the belt back to Cork.”