‘Spike’ to burst Halls bubble in Upton Park
By Jonny Stapleton
Twelve months of GARY ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan frustration will come out over 12 all action rounds in Upton Park this Saturday night, according to coach Pascal Collins.
Collin’s is adamant the Cork fighter won’t grant Matthew Hall a pass back to the big time and is confident his charge will bursting rather than blowing bubbles on West Ham United’s ground.
O’Sullivan’s talents have been heard of, yet not seen by Irish fights fans over the years, as he struggled to secure break through fights.
The Irish middleweight champion, however will get his chance to impress the world this weekend. He provides chief support to the world wide attraction that is David Haye’s epic heavyweight showdown against Dereck Chisora.
Collins, who also trains Irish cruiserweight champion Ian Tims and Stephen Ormond, is confident O’Sullivan won’t waste his chance and will progress his career with a blistering display this weekend.
“Spike has had a bit of a hard time of it. He has been trying to get big fights but has had to be patient. No one wanted to fight him but this weekend he gets his chance. This is the acid test and he will pass it,” Collins told Irish-boxing.com.
“Spike has the power to stop people and that could be a factor this Saturday night, but he is ready to let his frustration out over 12 rounds if needs be. He will put everything into those rounds.”
Hall is certainly the most experience fighter the Celtic Gym fighter has faced. However he has faltered since taking the Commonwealth light middleweight title from Bradley Pryce in the type of fashion, that prompted people to predict a future flush with major title fights for the Manchester fighter.
Collin’s believes form is temporary and class is permanent and claims ‘Spike’ is readying himself for the ‘old school’ Hall.
“Hall has been a great fighter and is still young he can come good again. His form of late has been patchy but this is a big fight on a massive card he will be motivated. We are prepared for the best Matthew Hall.”
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