Spike O'Sullivan releases statement responding to Gennady Golovkin fight speculation 1 year ago

Spike O'Sullivan releases statement responding to Gennady Golovkin fight speculation

What a chance this could be for Spike.

Update 2.56pm:

Spike O'Sullivan has released a statement saying he has agreed to meet Gennady Golovkin on May 5.

"My job as a professional boxer is to say yes to fights and to make sure I'm ready for them. After that it goes to the people who negotiate deals to make the fights possible," said O'Sullivan via Twitter today.

"I've said yes to fighting GGG, I've been training nonstop since my last fight and now I'm waiting to see if it can be arranged, just like you. I trust my team to do what's right for me, one way or another.

"As soon as I know what's going on I will tell you. If I get the opportunity to go in against the best I won't let you down. I truly believe that it is my destiny to become the world champion."

Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan has emerged as the frontrunner to step into the ring with Gennady Golovkin after Canelo Alvarez pulled out.

Golovkin was set to meet Alvarez in Las Vegas on May 5th but the latter was forced to withdraw following a failed drugs test.

The Mexican fighter tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in February. With Golovkin needing an opponent for the bout a month from now, O'Sullivan may profit.

The Cork native boasts an impressive 27-2-0 record and has been training to fight on the undercard of the Las Vegas fight night, but knew there was a possibility that he may be called upon to take on the WBC, IBF and WBA middleweight champion.

O'Sullivan's sensational win over Antoine Douglas in December propelled him into the world title spotlight and the 33-year-old mustachioed fighter may have the biggest opportunity of his career.