‘Spike will gladly show you what the sport is all about’ – Murphys Boxing want to make O’Sullivan vs Jake Paul

Murphys Boxing believe Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is the perfect fighter to show You Tuber Jake Paul what real boxing is really about.

The social media star has become a name in boxing circles after having two licensed fights , albeit glorified exhibitions against Ali Eson Gib and Basketballer Nate Robinson, and particularly due to his call out videos.

Paul has used his platform to offer Conor McGregor $50m to fight, insult ‘The Notorious’s’ girlfriend, disrespect Dylan Moran and more.

It’s touched a nerve with boxing die hards and the Irish fight fan in particular – and many called for him to fight a genuine boxer.

The trash talking American had confirmed he would fight a ‘boxer’ on April 17 and Irish-boxing.com confirmed Conor Slater had opened talks re Moran being the opponent.

However, it appears retired MMA operator, Ben Askren, a fighter noted for his wrestling rather than stand up ability, will man the away corner.

The news seems to have irked Boston based promotional outfit Murphys Boxing, who work closely with O’Sullivan, Ray Moylette and Niall Kennedy.

They contacted this site to point us in the direction of tweet that sums up their thinking.

They would love to let the big punching Cork man loose on Paul.

‘Spike’ had taken exception to the original Paul call out, but Moran became the Irish fighter most insulted by the Internet name – and was thus an option for April 17.

The Mahon character, who has recently expressed a desire to fight Oscar De La Hoya, is now being pushed forward by his team as a potential foe.

O’Sullivan himself isn’t adverse to a call out video and used the medium more than once to secure a fight with Chris Eubank Jr.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com