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Adam Booth: Spike will one day be a World champ – but he won’t beat Eubank Jr.

Middleweight contenders Spike O’Sullivan and Chris Eubank Jr will finally meet in the ring next month and, unsurprisingly, Eubank’s new trainer, Adam Booth, is backing his man to come away with the win.

However, the Londoner, who also trains Limerick’s WBO middleweight champ Andy Lee, believes that Cork man O’Sullivan will one day strap a World title belt around his waist.

Speaking at the press conference ahead of the December 12th showdown, The Dark Lord was highly complementary of O’Sullivan, admitting that “Spike is such a strong, shrewd, hard-hitting middleweight.”

“He’s been around the block, and he’s picked up the knowledge that you need to cope with different fights.”

Indeed, Booth feels that the Celtic Warriors man will one day claim top honours, but will lose next month at the O2 Arena, reasoning that “he will eventually go on to fight for a World title and win a World title – but at this point in time he wont get the opportunity because Chris is something special.”

On the Brighton boxer, Booth continued: “I do believe Chris is special, on top of the obvious qualities that both the fighters have.”

“It will only be shown when you put the test in front of him, which is why Chris and Spike are fighting because Spike is a genuine World class middleweight.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie