O’Sullivan Claims GGG Offer Was Halved

This week it seemed that it would be Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan facing IBF, IBO, WBC, WBA world champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Now, days after he and his team rejected an offer from GGG Promotions, O’Sullivan claims that he had agreed to terms, but the initial money was halved.

“Money-wise it’s not on PPV and the fight’s not worth the money that it should be. They dragged it out for over a week and we got nothing official. And the money kept on diminishing as well. They made an initial offer I agreed to then they came back with half of that,” O’Sullivan told SiriusXM Boxing Radio.

While O’Sullivan wants the fight with Golovkin at some-point, he will instead fight on a Golden Boy Promotions card on May 4th.

“It’s better to stick to the plans we have now. I’d love to fight [Golovkin] down the road with a bit more notice and more money,” O’Sullivan said.

“I was very excited [when first asked about the fight]… Ken [Casey] called me and asked me would I take the fight and I said absolutely, but I think they were looking to get a junior middleweight instead of me looking toward a more safer option.

 

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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