ANTHONY Fitzgerald believes his recent run of fights will prove an advantage in his civil war clash with Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sulivan on November 15.
While the Cork middleweight hasn’t been quite been idol- ‘Spike fought in America in Jury- the Dubliner fights for the third time in four months this coming Friday night.
That activity, according to the former Andy Lee, foe gives him advantage heading into the eagerly anticipated Sky Sports broadcast grudge match.
Fitzgerald, who fights a yet to be named opponent in Wales this weekend after Ryan Clarke pulled out, claims fighting six weeks out from the massive clash isn’t a worry and indeed proves an advantage.
“I don’t think it’s dangerous to be fighting this weekend. It should benefit me. It’s a good warm up fight before November 15,” Fitzgerald told Irish-boxing.com.
“Being active will prove a good advantage for me going into the ‘Spike’ fight. I will have a good number of rounds under my belt and that is always good.”
The political correct approach would be to say that the Dublin v Cork derby has yet to cross ‘Fitzy’s’ mind. Most would claim his sole focus remains on this weekend. The Dubliner, however is refreshingly not a PC advocate. Whilst fight 24 has been fore front in his mind in an MGM Marbella hosted training camp Fitzgerald says he can’t wait to settle his O’Sullivan differences in the venue know to Irish boxing fans as The Point Theatre.
“I cant wait to give the Irish boxing fans they have been crying out for, for the last couple of years. It is amazing to see that it is over two years since I have boxed in Dublin. My fans have always traveled in numbers so It is great to be fighting at home for them. Plus those that couldn’t travel will be there and it is great to be fighting in front of my home crowd in such a big fight.”