Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan looking to fight boxing legend coming out of retirement this year

Cork’s own Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan seems to be eyeing up a fight with boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya this year.

Oscar ‘Golden Boy’ De La Hoya retired in 2008 after losing to Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao. The American boxer clearly doesn’t want his final fight to be a loss as he’s eyeing a return to the ring this year.

The 47 year old current has record of 39 wins and 6 losses across 45 bouts with 30 of his wins coming by the way of knock out. De La Hoya created the Golden Boy promotion company in 2002 and it is a promotion company for boxers and mixed martial artists. Irish boxer Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is a boxer part of the Golden Boy Promotions and that puts him one step closer to fighting Oscar.

Gary had an interview with RTE which was quoted by Balls.ie where he said

“It would be a dream fight.

“It would be a great fight to get as he is an 11-time world champion, six weight division and an Olympic gold medallist, and I’ve seen that I’m second favourite with the bookies in America to get that fight.

“And it’s a winnable fight because he has been in retirement for 11 years.

“My coach Paschal Collins has been on to Golden Boy. I think it is a possibility, but I’m not sure it would happen, we’ll see.

The Cork man clearly sees it as a good opportunity for himself with his coach already making contact and the bookies in America must see it as a sure thing. Do you think this would be a good fight for Gary?

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