Cork boxer Gary Spike O'Sullivan is ready to go to war with Munguia

Cork boxer Gary Spike O'Sullivan is ready to go to war with Munguia

Cork's Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan, who is getting ready to face Jaime Munguia in January Collins at the Celtic Warriors Boxing Club in Dublin with his coach Pascal Collins. Picture: Moya Nolan

CURRENT WBO champion Jaime Munguia has vowed to deliver for his native Mexico versus Cork’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in Texas.

Both men are slated to go head-to-head over 12 rounds at the 64,000 capacity Alamodome in San Antonio in a non-title fight on January 11 live on DAZN.

The pair came face to face at the venue at a press conference to formally announce the Golden Boy promotion this week and unbeaten Munguia reckons the Leesider will be a test.

“I have a very tough fighter in front of me,” admitted the unbeaten 23-year-old ahead of his 35th bout and his first outing at middleweight.

“If I want those bigger fights then I have to demonstrate that I’m worthy of that against this guy, I look forward to delivering a great fight for Mexico. Viva Mexico.” 

O’Sullivan flew out to the USA last Monday with his coach Paschal Collins and briefly training in Chicago before travelling to Texas.

The Corkman is an underdog for the New Year dust-up but will be battle-hardened when the opening bell tolls in the Lone Star State.

“I’ve never felt more motivated in my career. I look forward to putting on a show. 

"I’m going to prepare very hard for this fight, harder than ever, and come January 11 I’ll be ready for war,” said the Mahon orthodox.

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