Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

O'Sullivan To Eubank Jr. - Stop Talking Sh*te, Let's Fight

By Shaun Brown

With much talk about not if but when bitter British middleweight rivals, Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. will fight one another, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan 17-1 (10 KOs) has stepped in with an offer of his own to face the son of the former WBO middle and super middleweight champion in October.

Eubank Jr, 24, had been pencilled in for an eight-round contest on the ‘Magnificent Seven Fight Again’ show on Oct 25, promoted by Frank Warren, in Liverpool.

O’Sullivan, who lost a wide 12-round points decision to Saunders last year has become good friends with the current European 160lb champion after helping him in preparation for his last fight against Emanuele Blandamura. And after 10pm UK time (13 Aug), the Irishman took to Facebook to confirm that an offer had been made to Eubank Jr 17-0 (12 KOs).

He wrote: “Right, I can confirm that Chris Eubank Jr has been made an official offer to fight me in Liverpool in October.

“Frank Warren Promotions has approved me as an opponent, and they’ve made the offer to Eubank Jr’s management.

“The ball’s in your court now Chris. You’ve no opponent lined up and my fight in Dublin fell through. Stop talking s**te, man up and let’s get in the ring.”

As O’Sullivan alluded to in the statement, his anticipated fight against domestic rival, Anthony Fitzgerald had been cancelled along with the rest of the Aug 30 Matchroom Boxing card in Dublin after the trainer of Matthew Macklin, who was due to headline the show, Jamie Moore was shot and injured in Marbella.

Eubank Jr. has long been linked with a fight with O’Sullivan and has recently put the blame on guys like the 30 year old Irishman and others for not stepping up.

Eubank Sr. has made some bold statements lately about how good his son is. A fight with Saunders looms on the horizon for possibly later on in the year on the rearranged Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora 2 bill on Nov 22 in London. Will the Eubanks look to jeopardise that with what would be their toughest assignment yet?

Hopefully, fans will see a response from junior and senior at some point very soon.

Shaun Brown is the UK Editor at Boxing Scene and a contributor to Boxing Monthly. He can be contacted at [email protected] with any news, views or stories you may have.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 08-14-2014

I don't know much about him, but I do know he's at least a step up

Comment by theface07 on 08-14-2014

I think as long as Eubank Jr. stands by his word and takes on the best UK competition that he has said he wants to fight, there should be no controversy in his choice of opponents or his or his…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Klitschko: Can't Wait To Face Joshua, It's My Territory From The Start Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch: Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov Added Video: Carl Froch Discusses Canelo-Chavez, Joshua-Klitschko Video: Anthony Joshua Pumped, Confident of Beating Klitschko Canelo vs. Chavez: Ryan Garcia, Marlen Esparza To See Action Cleverly vs. Skoglund Update, Kessler-Nielsen a No-Go, More Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Kevin Johnson Ready For Battle Scott Quigg: I'd Love The Winner of Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Klitschko To Joshua: Losing is Nothing To Be Scared About Tyson Fury: I Will Prove The World Wrong, Reclaim World Titles WBA: Joshua-Klitschko Winner Could Be Granted Voluntary Permit Photos: Quigg-Simion, Campbell-Perez, Taylor-Meinke - Presser Photos: David Lemieux Grinds Hard For Return on Canelo-Chavez Photos: Joshua, Klitschko - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins vs. Ryan Burnett IBF Title Clash on June 10 Michael Conlan, Top Rank Chicago Card on May 26 - Ticket Info Joshua: I Took Klitschko Fight Because Our Division Needed It Jacobs' Trainer Would Like Gennady Golovkin Rematch - Next Team Andrade: Lara Turned Us Down Twice; Never Talked Money Koncz: Brisbane Crown Will Be Cheering For Pacquiao, Not Horn Joseph Parker's Handlers View Razvan Cojanu as Dangerous Fight Kevin Johnson Vows To Break Down Kubrat Pulev, Make Him Quit Catterall Feels Walsh is Capable of Shocking Gervonta Davis Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face in Melbourne Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Already Down To 169.5-Pounds Video: Hearn on Joshua-Wilder, British Scene, Brook-Spence, Fury Horn: I Can Stop Pinching Myself - The Pacquiao Fight is Real! Vitali Klitschko: I'm More Than Sure My Brother Knocks Joshua Out! Video: Johnny Nelson Talks Joshua vs. Klitschko Anthony Joshua - Is He Really Ready For This? Video: Loeffler Discusses Golovkin's Future Path, Joshua-Klitschko Chavez Jr. Down To 169.5-Pounds With 10 Days To Canelo Fight! Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Klitschko-Joshua, Canelo-Chavez Loeffler: Golovkin Will Wait, Focus on Canelo-Chavez Winner Video: Errol Spence Discusses Kell Brook Showdown, Training Video: Tony Bellew on The Future, Possible Opponents, More Video: Vitali Klitschko Talks Wladimir vs. Anthony Joshua Bout Joshua's Coach: Our Job To Prove Klitschko is No Longer Dominant Porter-Berto Bout Drew Average of 468,000 Viewers on Showtime Giovani Santillan Will Face Juan Garcia Mendez on May 19, Ontario
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement