Fighting in Upton Park was unforgettable says Spike
WEST Ham Fan Gary Spike O’Sullivan claims fighting at Upton Park was an unforgettable experience.
The Hammer’s home ground was chosen as a surprise venue to host David Haye and Derek Chisora’s controversial heavyweight clash, and Cork’s O’Sullivan was delighted he got the chance to fight on the ground of his favourite football team outside of Cork City.
O’Sulivan had visited the Boleyn Ground before to watch West Ham in action at the end of the 2010/11 season, and hopes West Ham emulate his winning performance against Matthew Hall in the ground throughout next season.
“It was an experience I’ll never forget. Even though the club was relegated that day it was fantastic, the way the fans continued to sing and cheer throughout will stay with me forever,“ O’Sullivan said of his first visit to Upton Park. “
West Ham definitely have the best fans in the Premier League, and I’m delighted to see them back where they belong. When I heard I would get the chance to fight for the WBO International Middleweight title it was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. It was very short notice to accept such an important fight, but there was no way I was going to miss out fighting at Upton Park.”
“”My opponent on the night was a very tough, direct kind of a fighter, but my training paid off, I punched harder, landed more shots and was more accurate from start to finish. It was an amazing night, and to have won the most important fight of my career so far at Upton Park was an experience that will never forget. It still hasn’t really sunk in.”