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‘Keep that belt polished for me’ – Spike O’Sullivan taunts world champion

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan [30(21)-4(3)] reminded WBO world light middleweight champion Patrick Teixeira [31(22)-1(1)] he is still hunting him down.

The Cork middleweight has been chasing the Brazilian ever since he won the 154lbs strap last year.

The light middles have traded verbal blows and Teixeira went as far as to tell Irish-boxing.com:

“I’m very shy, I don’t like controversy, but in that case I couldn’t keep silent. I’ll show him in the ring. he talks a lot of nonsense and I will make him swallow that mustache.”

“I am a very humble person and he has been disrespecting me for several days. so I want to beat him up and get him out of the boxing. In fact he deserves a beating.”

At one point early in the Summer there was tentative talk of a possible July meeting, but covid made that an impossibility. Indeed, Spike said he would get a tilt if Teixeira came through a mandatory defence.

Brian Carlos Castano provides the opposition for the 29-year-old in his first defence of a title he won in 2019. That world title fight is set for February 6 2021 – and ‘Spike’ will be one of the more interested spectators.

The Pascal Collins trained light middleweight still confident he is in the frame to fight his fellow Golden Boy fighter

Speaking on Twitter tonight he goaded the Brazlian.

The Cork fighter’s last outing came in January as he moved back up to middleweight to fight Jaime Munguia, a fighter who holds a controversial win over Dennis Hogan.

The Mahon man would need a win before getting a tilt, even a noted one, although if he did indeed come close to getting the fight in July that may not apply.


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