O’Sullivan Claims Canelo Fight In September
Canelo Alvarez has traditionally only fought twice a year, on Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Day. And with a May 5th date with Gennady Golovkin setup, there is a date in September open.
Yet, according to the World Boxing News, Spike O’Sullivan will be taking that opportunity to face the Mexican superstar.
“The fight I’m looking at is Canelo after May 4th so I hope that Canelo obviously beats Golovkin. I’m going to fight him regardless but it’s much better for me if he wins,” said O’Sullivan with an interview with World Boxing News.
“I did see the highlights and I think it’s going to be a close fight (in the rematch but I think Canelo has a good chance but it could go either way, to be honest. Maybe Canelo might win on points this time.
“I’m looking forward to it you know, I’m very excited about it for that fight I believe I’m possibly the hardest puncher in the whole division.
When asked again by SiriusXM’s Josh Friedman, Sullivan’s promoter Ken Casey all but confirmed the September showdown, “I didn’t know that was officially released … That is the plan, yeah.”
“For Spike, it’s the pinnacle of the sport. If Canelo wins this fight then it’s really the pinnacle of this sport but either way it’s a huge fight.
“Spike obviously has to win this fight in Vegas – the opponent is to be determined. I’m just thrilled for Spike to get the opportunity like this.”
Original Story: World Boxing News