Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is heading into one of the biggest fights of his career this weekend. The Irish middleweight could enter the conversation for a title shot should he overcome Antoine Douglas in Canada tomorrow night, on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders vs Davied Lemieux.
The Corkonian has a record of 26-2, with his two losses coming against Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr, both of whom would go on to become world champions.
Aged 33, ‘Spike’ is heading into the bout as the underdog, but is confident that he can overcome Douglas.
Having declared that he would fancy a shot at Genady Golovkin should he win, O’Sullivan certainly isn’t found wanting for confidence.
Speaking to Pundit Arena last month, he revealed his big plans for the near future.
“Gennady Golovkin is that person and people [might say that] I’m crazy, but stylistically he’d suit me. Better than Saunders who runs and Eubank, who throws a lot of shots. Golovkin steps forward to get hit.
“He mightn’t see it coming. I [recently] recorded the hardest punch I’ve ever recorded; over 100lbs of pressure. That’d knock out a horse never mind Gennady Golovkin.
“I’d go to Kazakhstan happily to fight him.”
Of course, before he gets too far ahead of himself, he must overcome the latest challenge.
Tonight, he made weight when he hit the scales, and looks to be in serious shape. Mind you, Douglas isn’t looking too unfit either…
The Corkonian walks into the ring for what will be the penultimate fight of tomorrow’s card.