The middleweight boxer Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan has been available in the news rotation because of his participation in the Canelo vs. Golovkin II undercard. The officials have added Gary O’Sullivan as the upcoming Canelo vs. GGG 2 undercard.
The news can be beneficial for all the fans of the fighter. The good thing here is that the bout involving O’Sullivan will be televised portion of the undercard of Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin undercard on September 15. The viewers can enjoy the spectacle through HBO PPV live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. O’Sullivan, 33, has no opponent yet for the upcoming undercard of Canelo vs. GGG 2.
However, the officials suggested that the IBF 16-0 lb. Champion David Lemieux has made a statement sounding that he would like to meet with O’Sullivan on the ring. Well, that could be a realization in the Canelo vs. GGG 2 undercard later.
It is an excellent idea that Golden Boy Promotions add O’Sullivan to fight in the Canelo vs. GGG 2 undercard. O’Sullivan has quite a significant volume of fans. That’s the reason why the upcoming undercard will be excellent with O’Sullivan in it. Definitely, there will be many viewers to watch the card. O’Sullivan himself has won the last five fights since being halted in the 7th round by Chris Eubank Jr. Three years ago.
The recent appearance of O’Sullivan was on May 4th when he fought the featherweight contender Ryan Garcia in the undercard. Folks speculate about the upcoming opponent of the respective fighter. While many have been working on sort of theories.O’Sullivan looked good against Abreu. However, we must know that O’Sullivan is going to fight someone from the 160 lb weight class rather than a contender from the 147 lb division.
The name of the opponent is not out yet. At this time, Eric Gomez, the Golden Boy Promotions president is considering to find the “big name” to meet O’Sullivan on the upcoming undercard. There’s been a lot of theories going on. But the most sensible one is that because O’Sullivan is expected to fight against Canelo in the future, Golden Boy will not likely choose the strong opponent who could potentially beat him. However, that does not mean that the weak opponent will be available to hurt his pride.
This thorough thinking works the same for Lemieux. Golden Boy wants to make Lemieux the star. This can be a waste of time and effort to pair him with someone that could defeat him like O’Sullivan. But as with the other sports business, we could conclude that Golden Boy will try to pair Canelo with another fighter that can make him shine. The scenario would go like this. If Canelo loses the upcoming match on September 15, Golden Boy Promotions will probably use O’Sullivan or Lemieux as the next opponent. With a greater chance to win, this could be the booster for Canelo.
Golden Boy, with courtesy, is not going to risk Canelo’s long career by putting him back for the Canelo vs GGG 3. the Promotions will want to rebuild the prominent image of Canelo first before doing the rematch again. Both O’Sullivan and Lemieux can be the potential and fruitful opponents for Canelo in the future. Although Canelo wins the upcoming bout, O’Sullivan and Lemieux are still the top choices as the upcoming opponents for him. After all, both parties don’t mind at all.
O’Sullivan, on the other side, will use this undercard as an opportunity to prove himself worthy as Canelo’s next opponent. There are a couple of big names are available in the list of his team as the opponent’s candidates.
The ideal opponent for O’Sullivan for the upcoming bout is one with the WBO middleweight title like Billy Joe Saunders. But we can’t predict further about the reaction of Saunders’ side. O’Sullivan is currently at #4 rated by the World Boxing Organization. Meanwhile, there is not much hype about Sullivan vs. Saunders for the boxing fans in the UK.
Until then, it is anyone’s guess about who is going to fight against O’Sullivan in the upcoming Canelo vs. GG 2 Undercard.