Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has exclusively informed WBN he would love the chance to reverse his loss against old rival Chris Eubank Jr. in the future.
Spike and Eubank Jr fought back in 2015, with Eubank Jr. coming out on top when the Irishman didn’t come off his stool for the 7th round.
The 33 year-old has since put together a five-bout winning streak and revealed that he is set to face off against Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez in September this year after a fight in Vegas on May 4th.
Eubank Jr himself has a rebuilding job himself to propel himself back into the big fights after dropping a unanimous decision to fellow countryman George Groves, a result which didn’t surprise O’Sullivan.
“I did watch it, I actually put money on Groves to win the fight, I thought that George had the big fight experience heading into the fight,” O’Sullivan exclusively told World Boxing News.
Although O’Sullivan has a lot on his plate in the near future, with a fight scheduled for May 4th in Vegas and then a mega-fight with Canelo in September, he’s outlined his intention to avenge his defeat to Eubank.
“I would love the opportunity to reverse that defeat,” he said. “I was out-boxing Eubank at the beginning of our fight but he caught me in the second round with an overhand right and burst my eardrum.
“it’s very disorientating, I just tried to get into a slugfest and as the fight progressed my balance was getting worse and my vision was the biggest problem of all.”
Spike believes he could apply a similar gameplan in a rematch with Eubank Jr. to that of which Groves and historically Billy Joe Saunders have used successfully against Eubank Jr.
“I think he is there to be outboxed is Eubank. He is very fit but he’s not such a great boxer when it comes to boxing skills. “I think I could outbox him in a rematch, just like Groves did,” O’Sullivan concluded.
Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93