The American fights the Corkonian for the WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title live on HBO in the co-main of the mouthwatering Billy Joe Saunders v David Lemieux WBO world title fight in Laval, Canada this Saturday night.
The Golden Boy middle is a slight bookies favourite, but talk that a multi-fight deal is on the table for ‘Spike’ if he wins suggests the promotional giant are not overly fussed on who wins.
Not to mention the manner in which Douglas [22(16)-1(1)] was bullied and eventually beaten by Avtandil Khurtsidze has some believe a much fitter and more focused O’Sullivan has more than a chance of victory.
The Celtic Warriors man himself has suggested he will walk down, overwhelm, and make his Virginian opponent quit in Quebec.
On the other hand, most expect Douglas to try and pepper the 33 year old fighter who he calls a “seasoned veteran” from range in search of a points win.
Indeed the 25 year old has predicted a matador versus bull affair but, speaking ahead of what could prove a career changing fight for both, ‘Action’ was keen to let O’Sullivan [26(18)-2(1)] know that he brings strength and physical presence to the ring too.
“It feels great to be here. I’ve had a beautiful training camp, I feel strong. I’ve never felt this great or this strong at 160 pounds, in my entire career. And I know it makes a big difference,” Douglas, who is a few inches taller than O’Sullivan, explained.
“I’m facing a great seasoned veteran in Gary O’Sullivan, a tough guy, we’re in for a good fight. Like the Saunders-Lemieux fight, it will be a bull-matador fight on Saturday night. I plan to leave Canada as champion.”