By Jonny Stapleton
Irish fight fans could finally get to witness the domestic dust up they most crave, as Irish super middleweight strap owner Anthony Fitzgerald and Irish middleweight champion Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan today opened talks re a middleweight title fight.
www.irish-boxing.com has learned O’Sullivan’s manager and trainer Pascal Collins contacted Team Fitzgerald to enquire of their interested in a Cork Dublin tussle. The WBA world number 10 and his trainer Phil Sutcliffe responded favourably and the fight is in the process of being made.
The pair have long been linked together, indeed they have longed been willed together by
Irish fight fans and a little bit of spice between the Irish duo only further wets the palate for a fight menu with Frank Warren promoted O’Sullivan and Fitzgerald as the main course.
Unfortunately it looks like the fight may take place abroad as early talks have suggested an American hosted clash.
Both fighters are looking to move beyond domestic level and will be looking to use each other as a stepping stone to bigger things.
Speaking about the fight Fitzgerald couldn’t hide his delight and said ‘Spike’s’ demolition of Robbie Long, a fighter the EBA middleweight champion had three wars with, will have no bearing if the pair meet.
“I have been looking for this fight for two years. I called Spike out numerous times. I am delighted and I hope it gets made. I don’t think Robbie trained as hard for Spike as he did for me. I heard he was on holiday not too long before they met so I wouldn’t pay too much attention to that result.”