Spike O’Sullivan being considered by Eddie Hearn for fight with massive Matchroom star

Following two consecutive career-best wins, Spike O’Sullivan [27(19)-2(1)] is in the running for an absolutely massive fight.

The 33 year old Cork middleweight is a reinvigorated fighter, and his renewed efforts may be rewarded with a clash against one of the division’s top names.

O’Sullivan is being looked at as the potential next opponent for Matchroom USA star and two-time world title challenger Danny Jacobs [33(29)-2(1)].

The 30 year old Brooklyn fighter, who was edged out last year by middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, is currently awaiting an opponent for his next fight – most likely in March or April.

This opponent could be O’Sullivan, who impressed massively in 2017.

Responding to clamours from O’Sullivan’s fans, Hearn confirmed that the Mahon fighter is being considered for Jacobs.

O’Sullivan kick-started his career in the latter half of last year, first bludgeoning Nick Quigley over four rounds in September in a Golden Boy headline fight in Boston before upsetting the touted Antoine Douglas on the big Billy Joe Saunders v David Lemieux WBO middleweight title fight undercard in Montreal last month.

Now set to become ranked by three of the four major governing bodies, WBO Inter-Continental titleholder O’Sullivan could soon find himself in with Jacobs – who began his Matchroom career with a dominant win over Luis Arias in November.

The Celtic Warriors fighter himself seemed keen on the fight with ‘The Miracle Man’ – bout which would possibly lead to an immediate world title shot.

O’Sullivan has fought on Matchroom bills before, stopping Anto Fitzgerald in Dublin back in November 2014, as well as losing his big grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr in the Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte pay-per-view chief support the following December.


Joe O'Neill

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