Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan will drop down to light middleweight and attempt to make an impact at World level at 11 stone.
The Cork middleweight has started back training after his middleweight World title eliminator reverse to Chris Eubank Jr- a fight where he suffered perforated eardrum – and is planning for life at a weight below, Pascal Collins told Irish-boxing.com.
‘Spike’ began life as a light middleweight, but moved up a division for the chance to fight for a middleweight Irish title vacated by Matthew Macklin in 2009.
The NABA middleweight title holder and Murphy’s Boxing puncher defeated Ciaran Healy, who went on to claim the Irish light heavyweight strap later in career, for the green strap and went on to fight the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Matthew Hall, Anthony Fitzgerald and Chris Eubank Jr in big fights at the weight.
O’Sullivan will now drop the six pounds and could return at the lighter weight in American this Summer.
However, the change in weight won’t hamper any possible potential Eamonn O’Kane clash. O’Sullivan and O’Kane could still be on for a Belfast hosted, Sky Sports broadcast fight this September.