Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan will be part of the September 15 HBO pay-per-view card headlined by the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch, and Golden Boy is looking to use their second undercard slot on a world title fight, according to ESPN.
“O’Sullivan is definitely going to be on and we’re working on the opponent now. There are a couple of big names that we’re looking at but we want to make a significant fight with O’Sullivan. I don’t know what the GGG side is going to do (with its undercard fight) but we want to do a world title fight as well on the undercard. So there are some other fights we’re looking at.”
O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KO) is an entertaining middleweight with a pair of losses coming in his bigger fights, against Billy Joe Saunders in 2013 and Chris Eubank Jr in 2015, but he’s won six straight and created a little buzz for himself when he beat Antoine Douglas on HBO in December of last year, on the Saunders-David Lemieux undercard.
Speaking of Lemieux (39-4, 33 KO), he says he wants the fight with O’Sullivan, but that might require Spike to move up to 168 or a catchweight, as Lemieux has reportedly — though this has happened before — decided he finally just can’t make middleweight anymore after missing weight for a fight with Karim Achour on May 26.
So we’ll see who’s across the ring from O’Sullivan on September 15 in due time, but he’ll be on the pay-per-view card.