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Breaking: Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan Withdraws From Matchup With Gennady Golovkin

In an unfortunate turn of events, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has withdrawn from being in the running to face the unbeaten Gennady Golovkin next month.

The possibility for an upset for the ages has fallen to pieces as Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan announced today that he will no longer be in the running to face off against the unbeaten Gennady Golovkin on May 5.

It really did appear as though the fight was going to happen. The cancellation of Golovkin’s Cinco de Mayo rematch with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez following the Mexican’s failed drug-test was a break that was met with some serious grief from the boxing community.

A silver-lining for Irish boxing fans, however, came from the speculation linking Cork’s O’Sullivan to a showdown with Triple G, a matchup that could well have set the stage for a massive moment in Irish sporting history.

Spike’s coach Paschal Collins broke the news today via Twitter.

With no opponent now officially scheduled, Golovkin will have to find one soon as May 5 creeps ever closer. For O’Sullivan, he at least has a fight on May 4 on ESPN although we will all of course lament for what could have been under different circumstances.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]