O’Sullivan to fight on Dirrell vs Degale undercard and still wants to KO Eubank Jr

THE disappointment of seeing a much sought offer clash with Chris Eubank Jr fall through has been offset for Gary O’Sullivan by the fact he will fight on a major World title card in Boston on May 31.

After nigh on three weeks of negotiations with Frank Warren a possible May 9 clash with Eubank Jr fell through, as Murphy’s Boxing were not happy with the options wanted by the English promoter.

However, ‘Spike’s’ new promoters have secured him a slot on a the undercard of Andre Dirrell and James Degale’s World title clash, which will play out in Fenway Park, Boston and will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

The Cork middleweight is also confident he will secure the kind of opponent that will enable him to make a statement.

“There were some issues with my promoter and his promoter and they haven’t been able to come to an agreement, that is the stumbling block,” Spike told Sporting Life 93.1.

“But on May 31 I am going to fight in Boston on a big card in an out door arena, the Fenway Stadium and Sky Sports will be there to show it live back in Ireland, so I am not too disappointed. I have been guaranteed I am on that card and it will be a big fight.

“It is great to have a promoter behind me that has my best interest at heart. Ken Casey and Murphy’s boxing have been great for me and I believe they will lead me to a World title.”

The Eubank Jr fight might not be taking place this coming May, but Spike believes it is an in inevitable the pair will eventually settle their differences in the ring.

“Deep down he is afraid of me, he has avoiding me for a long time. The public are demanding this fight now so he has little choice but to fight me. He has been forced into it, he doesn’t truly want it and neither do his team and I will knock him out. I desperately want to beat that man up, smash his arrogant face in.”


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