‘I am going to hunt him down’ – Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan confident he will get a shot at world champion

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan [30(21)-4(3)] always gets his man and is not only confident he will get to share the ring with Patrick Teixeira [30(21)-1(1)], but believes he will knock the Brazilian out.

The Cork light middleweight has been linked with the WBO 154lbs champion in recent weeks.

Trainer and manager Pascal Collins has revealed talks have taken place and a possible July 4 meeting was suggested from other quarters.

O’Sullivan believes Teixeira doesn’t want any of the come forward Irish fighter, but the fact the Mahon middle was queried about it on Golden Boy’s ‘Lockdown Tapes’ suggests the promotional company are seriously considering it as a summer option.

Not to mention the Twitter call out king has a history of talking his way into big fights.

“I believe he is trying to avoid me at this moment, but I am going to hunt him down, I am coming for him. I have a habit of getting the opponents I want and I am sure we can get the fight,” he told Golden Boy’s Jess Rosales.

Champion, Teixeira has stated online that he would retire the 35-year-old if the fight was to happen, but ‘Spike’ disagrees.

The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter is confident he was stop the 29-year-old and take his title from him.

“It’s a fight I want, but I really doubt he is going to back up what he has been saying he’s going to do. I seen him get knocked out by Curtis Stevens, I think stylistically I am similar to Curtis Stevens, but I believe I am a bigger puncher than Curtis Stevens,” added the Rebel County fighter.

“I certainly have the tools to take care of tx and become the new junior middleweight champion of the world. I’d be very confident I would beat him, we are both Golden Boy Promotions, so it’s a fight I am sure that it can be made.”

Jonny Stapleton

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