Spike O’Sullivan and Eubank Jnr to fight in London this December?

One of the most vicious rivalries in recent boxing history looks set to finally be sorted in the ring.

After years of trash talk and enough tweets to almost shut down the social media outlet, there is now a “good chance” that middleweights Spike O’Sullivan and Chris Eubank Jnr. will come to blows by the end of the year.

Cork’s O’Sullivan recently reignited the pair’s feud and, with the Brighton boxer signing to Matchroom Promotions, plans are in place for the two to meet on the massive Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte undercard at London’s 20,000 capacity O2 Arena on December 12th.

Matchroom head honcho Eddie Hearn revealed the news on Twitter following a social media bombardment from O’Sullivan’s vociferous following. Hearn explained that he had tried to make the fight for Eubank Jnr’s Matchroom debut in Sheffield, but this is “too early,” especially considering that O’Sullivan defends his NABA title in Boston on a Murphy’s Boxing card just two weeks previously.

Instead, there is “good chance” that the fight will take place on December 12th.

Eubank Jnr is now trained by Andy Lee’s coach Adam Booth, and while the 26 year old is one of the best known names in British boxing due to his father’s legacy – he is something of a marmite figure with many disliking his abrasive personality. Indeed O’Sullivan will have a lot of support from both sides of the Irish Sea if the bout comes to pass

The fight is probably second only to Carl Frampton-Scott Quigg in terms of anticipation for Irish fans who may now finally get their wish after years of insults.

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