A phobia of Ireland might prevent Gary O’Sullivan finally trading leather with Chris Eubank Jr on the undercard of Andy Lee’s WBO World middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders in Limerick on September 19.
That’s according to ‘Spike’ himself, who re opened his war of words with the Eubanks yesterday.
The Cork middleweight claims Chris Eubank Snr is haunted by Ireland and particularly the West of the country having lost twice to Steve Collins in that part of the world- and as a result believes the pair won’t travel to Thomond in the Autumn to fight.
‘Spike’ was offered the fight he has been calling for earlier in the year, but wouldn’t sign the contract as it tied the Murphy’s boxing puncher back down to Frank Warren for too long, but he is adamant he still wants to ‘bash’ up the brash talker.
“I always wanted to fight Chris Eubank Jr I made it clear I wanted to fight him and bash him up. For one reason or another it couldn’t be made. I am not sure exactly why, but I think he was hiding behind Frank Warren,” O’Sullivan told IFL TV.
“It can still be made. Why not? Certainly on my behalf I would take it, but I don’t think his Daddy would even come to Limerick after what happen him in Ireland.
“A lot of the fans want it to happen, but personally I don’t think he wants the fight. It could be a headline on its own, but I’d fight him anytime. I would love to fight him on the undercard in Limerick or on own card- it doesn’t bother me.I’d fight him in Brighton in his Dad’s back garden.”
The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter seems an ideal fit for the undercard of the Lee’s massive homecoming, considering he is from Cork and he seems confident he will appear on the show.
“There has been talks, we have being talking to Adam Booth and Pascal was talking to Frank Warren so there is a strong possibility I will be on it now.
“It is going to be a great night, a fantastic night I can’t wait for it, especially if I get on the card.”