Home Boxing Report: Canelo Alvarez Will Fight Cork Boxer Spike O’Sullivan In 2018

Report: Canelo Alvarez Will Fight Cork Boxer Spike O’Sullivan In 2018

Cork’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan could be set for the biggest fight of his career, according to reports this evening.

The middleweight has only lost two bouts in his professional career to date, against Chris Eubank Jr and Billy Joe Saunders. Since that loss to Eubank in 2015, he has embarked on a five-fight win streak, scoring an upset win over Antoine Douglas in his last bout.

British boxer Chris Eubank, Jr., (L) vies against Irish boxer Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan during their non-title middleweight boxing match at the O2 arena in London on December 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The highly rated 27-2 fighter could be set for a huge task the next time he steps into the ring. According to World Boxing News, the Corkonian could be the next opponent for Canelo Alvarez after the Mexican’s rematch with GGG, regardless the result of that bout.

The report suggests that the bout will take place in September.

Should Canelo lose to Golovkin, ‘Spike’ could act as a ‘comeback’ opponent in Las Vegas. However, should the Mexican triumph, three belts would be on the line in a Texas stadium.

“If Canelo beats Golovkin I’d love the opportunity to knock him out and prove I can mix it with the best in this division,” Spike is quoted as saying in a recent interview.

It’s a hugely exciting prospect, and it could be one of the biggest boxing fights ever involving an Irish fighter.

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