Spike wants to stick it to Billy Joe Saunders

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has set his sights on former Olympian Billy Joe Saunders after outing pointing Paul Morby (6-11-) in Glasgow recently.

The Cork middleweight had a ringside view as Gym mate Stephen Ormond was robbed of victory when he fought Paul Appleby on March 10, but isn’t deterred and wants a shot at another darling of Frank Warren’s stable.

Speaking to Cork’s Red Fm the undefeated middleweight said.

“I would like to fight Billy Joe Saunders next. He would be similar to the lad I fought last night but a better caliber he is an Olympian. “

The Irish Champion of the Year hit out at the Ormond decision, but did hint The Rock’s impressive performance could lead to a possible Irish Warren Card.

“It was a disgrace and big home town decision. I don’t know what fight the judges were watching. People were impressed with Stephen though and Frank Warren said he would promote here. With a bit of luck they could come to Cork, especially if I won a title in my next fight or two.”

Preparations for Spike’s latest ring excursion were not ideal, the middleweight contender couldn’t spar three weeks leading up to the fight. Not to mention the clash was brought forward a week. O’Sullivan, however registered the win although he was a little upset he didn’t get the stoppage.

“I split my eye open in the first round so it was a bad start. I won every round comfortable. He was extremely tough. They usually go down when I hit them. I was getting frustrated but fair play to him he stayed in there. I was chomping at the bit to get in and happy to get the win. There was a bit of ring rust. An injury put paid to my sparring and my fight got brought forward a week too so it was far from ideal.”


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