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Spike eviscerates Ogogo following Cunningham loss

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There were mixed emotions for Spike O’Sullivan on Saturday night.

There was joy seeing rival Anthony Ogogo lose to huge underdog Craig Cunningham, but there was also frustration seeing the likelihood of a big-money clash with the Norwich fighter diminish.

Giving his thoughts on the fight afterwards, O’Sullivan told IFL TV that the result was “not really a surprise, I think Ogogo rates himself way too highly, I think it would be an easy fight for me and if I was in there with him tonight it would have easily ended inside three rounds.”

“He looked crap to me, always did, absolute rubbish, fought like an amateur.”

“He lost his bottle in the ring, he’ll make some excuse but realistically he didn’t want it, he was getting hit and he didn’t want it.”

“I think he’ll probably retire after that, Anthony Ogogo, he looked like a complete amateur in there, like in the dancing competition.”

The Leesider paid tribute to the victor, but did lament how his chances of a fight with Ogogo fade.

“Fair play to Craig Cunningham for sticking it to him and showing him up.”

“I’m disappointed in a way because I would have liked the opportunity to smash the shit out of the dancing queen.”

The Cork middleweight was remorseless in his celebration of Ogogo’s defeat and reasoned that “he threw some smart comments and insults at me and at the end of the day he was the one who called me out in the beginning and talked a lot of trash and insulted me after my defeat to Eubank.”

While he doesn’t anticipate that we will see Ogogo back in the ring, O’Sullivan is still open to fighting the London Olympic bronze medalist. Spike described how “if he’s looking for a way back into boxing, I’m hoping to beat the sh*t out of him, I’d love nothing better.”

Watch Spike O’Sullivan’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

Joe O'Neill

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