Speaking to WBN over the weekend, O’Sullivan revealed the shock news that a fight with Canelo was all but done, win or lose against Gennady Golovkin on May 5th.
“The fight I’m looking at is Canelo after May 4th so I hope that Canelo obviously beats Golovkin. I’m going to fight him regardless but it’s much better for me if he wins.
“I did see the highlights and I think it’s going to be a close fight (in the rematch but I think Canelo has a good chance but it could go either way, to be honest. Maybe Canelo might win on points this time.
“I’m looking forward to it you know, I’m very excited about it for that fight I believe I’m possibly the hardest puncher in the whole division.
“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,” he concluded.
In a follow-up interview with Josh Friedman at SiriusXM Boxing, Casey added: “I didn’t know that was officially released … That is the plan, yeah.
“For Spike, it’s the pinnacle of the sport. If Canelo wins this fight then it’s really the pinnacle of this sport but either way it’s a huge fight.
“Spike obviously has to win this fight in Vegas – the opponent is to be determined. I’m just thrilled for Spike to get the opportunity like this.
“He’s a showman, he’s a puncher, he’s all heart. He should be a star.
“People get to see him via a wider audience – they’re gonna fall in love with how he is in the ring,” he said.
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