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Spike needs to win a World title for me to fight him claims Ogogo

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Anthony Ogogo [11(7)-0] does not want to fight Spike O’Sullivan [23(15)-2(1)].

The London 2012 bronze medalist fights Craig Cunningham [16(3)-1(0)] on the Matchroom show in Birmingham on Saturday night and claims he is targetting the Brtiish middleweight title in the near future. Cork’s O’Sullivan has revealed that he will travel to the English midlands for the fight and is aiming to confront the Norwich boxer after his contest – however Ogogo has stated that he needn’t bother.

The Sauerland-promoted fighter has in no uncertain terms outlined that he does not want to fight O’Sullivan. Indeed the eleven-fight pro argues that Spike would need to hold a World title for him to consider the fight.

At the pre-fight press conference today, Ogogo told IFL TV that “if he wants to come over here and waste a flight ticket and a hotel for the night, feel free, but I’m on my agenda.”

Outlining his British title desires, Ogogo explained that “my agenda is to win titles, and to win the British title, he can’t help me with that. He’s not British and I want to win the British title.”

“I’m chasing the guys that beat him, the guy that made him quit in six rounds, battered him, gave him a shellacking. The guy that won twelve rounds against him easily. I’m chasing belts, he’s chasing money.”

Ogogo, who moves past eight round fights for the first time on Saturday, feels that the Leesider would need to win World honours for him to consider a clash with the social media favourite.

“If he wants to fight me, go and win something that I want,” Ogogo demanded.

“I would forego my British title dreams to win a World title, so if he wants to go and win a World title I will happily drop whatever I’ve got going on to fight him for that title because that supercedes the British title.”

“European? Maybe, personally I like the British title more than the European, it’s a better belt.”

“If he wants to win a World title, happy days, go and do it, then I’ll fight him, but until then, f*ck off.”

Watch Anthony Ogogo’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie