Spike ready to celebrate victory and birthday tonight
By Jonny Stapleton
GARY O’Sullivan plans to claim the WBO international title as his birthday present tonight.
O’Sullivan he provides chief support to David Haye and Derek Chisora’s controversial but eagerly anticipated heavyweight grudge match and is confident he will be celebrating a win and his birthday simultaneously.
The Cork middleweight, who turns 28 today, has been lauded by people closest to him in recent years, but has struggled to secure the kind of fights that would expose his talents to the wider public.
The Irish champion gets his chance to impress tonight on a fight menu that will be served up in over 60 countries around the world and he feels a win over former Commonwealth champion Matthew Hall will move him toward a coveted world title shot.
“I cant wait I will thrive on the big crowd and the atmosphere. It is a big opportunity and I am going to grab it with both hands. I am really delighted to be on the show I think its part of my destiny. It is my birthday that night. I told all my family not to get me presents because I am going to London to get my own gift, the WBO international middleweight title,” O’Sullivan revealed.
“I think a win here will move me up the rankings and hopefully I can look at getting a world title shot over the next 12 months.”
The Celtic Gym fighter knows Hall won’t provide the victory gift wrapped on his birthday, but ‘Spike’ plans to burst the Manchester fighters bubble in Upton Park.
“I have watched him and I know he is a talented fighter, but I am confident the belt will be coming home for me.”
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