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Spike O'Sullivan Anticipates 154 Title Eliminator on Canelo Card

Gary 'Spike' O’Sullivan (30-4, 21 KOs) is expecting to land a world title eliminator in his next ring outing.

Last month, O'Sullivan was in action in the middleweight division - and was stopped by undefeated former world champion Jaime Munguia, who was making his debut at 160-pounds.

One fight prior to that, the Irish boxer had dropped down to 154-pounds - and now he plans to resume his run in the junior middleweight division.


According to the 35-year-old O'Sullivan, he was advised by his handlers that he would appear in a junior middleweight eliminator on May 2, as part of the undercard to the return of Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

O'Sullivan, promoted by Murphys Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions, believes he could be one fight away from a world title fight.

“I hope to fight in May. It will be in Las Vegas, and it will be an eliminator, at light middleweight. That’s what I’ve been told anyway. I’m moving back to light middleweight. I was comfortable at middleweight, but I’d be stronger at light middle,” O’Sullivan told the Cork Echo.

There was some discussion of O'Sullivan facing WBO junior middleweight champion Patrick Teixeira. But, Teixeira has to make a mandatory defense against Brian Castano in April.

“I think that Canelo is going to fight Billy Joe Saunders. I thought I’d get a shot at him (Teixeira), but he has a mandatory defense," O'Sullivan said.

“They’re telling me I’ll get an International title shot at light middle. He’s (Teixeira) is promoted by Golden Boy and I would get to fight him if he comes through the mandatory. I definitely will be fighting on. I’ll probably fight in May and if I come through that fight for a world title in September."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by tokon on 02-17-2020

This guy has some seriously good management!

Comment by sicko on 02-17-2020

Lost his way into a Eliminator? :lol1:

Comment by The3 on 02-17-2020

Lost his last fight some how he in an title eliminator in a different weight , Boxing

Comment by SHO_RULEZ on 02-17-2020

This clown :lol1:...made the foolish mistake of being a toughguy to Lemieux, which you just don't do :lol1:. Its gets you waking up to smelling salts :lol1:. Got smoked by Munguia too.

Comment by Sackbiter on 02-17-2020

I read somewhere that the euro champ, Sergio Garcia is fighting 2 of may. The rival of garcia (charrat) runned away. Garcia vs o´Sullivan can be a good fight for a WBO eliminator.

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