CORK middleweight Gary 'Spike' O’Sullivan is being lined up to face Mexican kingpin Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in the biggest fight of his career in September.
Both men are in action on different cards in Las Vegas in early May, Alvarez facing Gennady Golovkin in a rematch with the WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO belts back on the line following their controversial draw in Las Vegas last September.
O’Sullivan, who will meet an opponent to be confirmed in Nevada in May, will be aiming to floor Guadalajara-born Alvarez if they cross swords.
“The fight I’m looking at is Canelo after May 4th, so I hope that Canelo obviously beats Golovkin. I’m going to fight him regardless but it’s much better for me if he wins,” said the Mahon orthodox.
“I’m looking forward to it you know, I’m very excited about it. For that fight I believe I’m possibly the hardest puncher in the whole division.
“If Canelo beats Golovkin I’d love the opportunity to knock him out and prove I can mix it with the best in this division.”
Boston’s Ken Casey, who co-promotes O’Sullivan along with Golden Boy, believes that the Leesider deserved his shot but that he has to come through his May outing first.
“It’s a huge fight and Spike obviously has to win this fight in Vegas. The opponent has to be determined (for May) but I am thrilled for Spike to get an opportunity like this.
“Spike is a puncher and he is all heart and he should be a star. When people get to see him they are just going to fall in love with how he is in the ring.”