Collins hits back at O’Sullivan Jacobs ‘rumours’

Gary O’Sullivan [27(19)- 2(1)-0] is close to agreeing terms to fight Daniel Jacobs [33(29)-2(1)-0] according to his coach Paschal Collins.

‘Spike’s’ team have been in talks with Team Jacobs with regard to a fight in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 28th.

By all accounts Matchroom, Jacobs’s new promoter and HBO are keen on bringing in the Cork fighter and there is no doubt O’Sullivan is keen.

However, last week it appeared as if Andy Lee [35(24)-3(2)-1] had moved into Jacobs pole ahead of his fellow Munster middleweight.

The ‘Miracle Man’s’ promoter Eddie Hearn suggested Team Spike had priced himself out of the fight and indicated Andy Lee had stepped into the breach.

Former WBO World title holder Lee told Off The Ball contact had been made, admitted he was keen, but did feel it necessary to point out nothing had been agreed- pointing out there was a possibility Jacobs people may be using him as a negotiation tool.

O’Sullivan’s trainer and manager Collins seemed to echo the sentiment and he took to Twitter to reassure the Cork middleweight’s following.

The Celtic Warrior Gym boss revealed talks were still going and that fight was close to being agreed.

— Packie Collins (@packycollins) January 17, 2018

Although Hearn put blame on those negotiating on the fighter who has a deal with Golden Boy’s part, O’Sullivan also used social media to – in his own unique way – state that he wasn’t wary of the American middleweight.

Either way, it appears HBO and indeed Matchroom themselves are keen to have strong Irish representation on the East Coast card.

Jacobs will fight either Munster middle come April 28th and Katie Taylor now looks likely to attempt to become a unified World champion on the undercard of the big event.



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