Wednesday 22 May 2019

Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan vowing to 'annihilate' David Lemieux


Gary O'Sullivan. Photo: Sportsfile
Gary O'Sullivan. Photo: Sportsfile

Bernard O'Neill

Cork middleweight Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan believes the new version of himself would beat the old one.

The Mahon orthodox meets David Lemieux on the Gennady Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez undercard at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday and has vowed to "annihilate" the Canadian.

"I'm excited about the whole event," said O'Sullivan who meets Lemieux at today's press conference. "My training has gone very good and Billy (Joe Saunders) recommended the sparring partners.

"I think it's going to be a good night for me. I think he's a one- trick pony, he does the same thing over and over again.

"I think I'm going to hit him with a lot more frequency than Berlin Abreu (the last opponent O'Sullivan beat) and Abreu is a better boxer.

"I'm looking to steal the show. I'm going to absolutely annihilate Lemieux. It's nothing personnel. I'm very dedicated to my training now. I think the new Spike against the old Spike, there's no comparison. David's (Lemieux) time has come and gone. The ball is definitely in my court."

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