CORK light-middleweight Gary 'Spike' O’Sullivan has vowed to hunt Patrick Teixeira down and knock him out.
The Leeside orthodox has the Brazilian in his sights and says he won’t rest until he gets the current WBO World champion in the ring.
Both men are promoted by Golden Boy and could go-head to head on July 4 on a Golden Boy promotion in Las Vegas.
O’Sullivan’s manager and trainer Paschal Collins revealed recently that the fight had been touted while O’Sullivan has called the Sao Paulo fighter out.
“The fight with Spike and this guy has been mentioned. He was to make a voluntary defence of his title, that should have happened in April. That was cancelled,” Collins told the Echo.
Teixeira said the Corkman talks too much and promised to end his career.
O’Sullivan, however, reckons that the Brazilian southpaw will be there for the taking on Independence Day in the USA.
“I believe he is trying to avoid me at this moment, but I am going to hunt him down, I am coming for him. I have a habit of getting the opponents I want, and I am sure we can get the fight,” said O’Sullivan.
The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter believes he will take the title from the 29-year-old and is confident the fight can be made.
“It’s a fight I want, but I doubt he is going to back up what he has been saying he’s going to do.
“I seen him get knocked out by Curtis Stevens, he said.
“I think, stylistically, I am similar to Curtis Stevens, but I believe I am a bigger puncher than Curtis Stevens.
“I certainly have the tools to take care of (Teixeira) and become the new junior middleweight champion of the world.
“I’d be very confident I would beat him. We are both Golden Boy Promotions, so it’s a fight I am sure that it can be made.”