O’Sullivan ‘Ready for War’ with Munguia
Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan is ready to give the undefeated Jaime Munguia quite the welcoming to the middleweight division when they clash on Saturday, Jan. 11.
The fight between the two headlines a Golden Boy Boxing card held at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
O’Sullivan will look for his third straight win in this bout, most recently finishing Khiary Gray in March. His December 2018 win over Gabor Gorbics and win over Gray gave “Spike” a rebound from suffering a first-round knockout loss to David Lemieux in September 2018 as part of the undercard for Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez 2.
O’Sullivan, who held an open workout on Wednesday, knows he will need everything in the tank to defeat the former WBO super welterweight champion.
“I’m ready for war,” O’Sullivan told the media. “Jaime Munguia is an undefeated champion and he’s also young. He has become a great Mexican warrior and I expect nothing less from him. I truly respect him, and I know he respects me as well. Hopefully we’re going to be able to put on a great fight for the audience on Saturday. I believe I have the ability to beat anybody and always come up with a win. It’s all about your mindset.”
“I come prepared. I’m a hard worker and I’m going to show it off on Saturday night. Whenever I’m fighting, I try to put my heart on it. This is no different for me. I’ve received great support from my team, and I respect their time and their sacrifices.
“I’m excited to be in San Antonio once again. I didn’t have the opportunity to get around the city the last time I came. So far, I think it is a beautiful place. I had the chance to visit The Alamodome stadium last night and I’m expecting to see much more this time.”
Munguia claimed the WBO 154-pound title with a win over Sadam Ali in May 2018. He retained the title five times against Liam Smith, Brandon Cook, Takeshi Inoue, Dennis Hogan and Patrick Allotey before surrendering the title for this move up to 160.
Original Story: Boxing Scene