By Jonny Stapleton
Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is hoping to get over the disappointment of seeing his Irish middleweight title fight with Tommy Tolan cancelled by securing a shot at current Commonwealth Champion Jamie Cox.
The Cork fighter was meant to defend his domestic strap against the tough Belfast puncher on the under card of Stephen Ormond’s WBO intercontinental lightweight title fight in Liverpool this Saturday, but the card ultimately fell through.
O’Sullivan like fellow Irish fighters Ormond, Tolan and Karl Brabozan was obviously disappointed at not being able to be make his Box Nation bow over the weekend, but manager and trainer Pascal Collins claims bigger and better things are on the horizon for the undefeated star.
The Celtic Gym boss revealed plans of a permant move to light middleweight for ‘Spike’ and claimed they are closing in on Cox.
“We hope to get Spike in with Jamie Cox soon. There is a fight out there for him with Cox and hopefully Spike’s promoter Frank Warren can make it,” Collins revealed. “Spike can fight at middle and maybe super middleweight but he is a light middleweight and that is where he will fight from now on. Cox and himself have similar records in terms of wins and knock outs. They are both bangers, but I think Spike will prove tougher and more intelligent than Jamie Cox. I seen Jamie fight when Stephen Ormond was on the under card of his last fight. He had a bad day that day and I have seen him produce better but I think Spike has the beating of him.”