Anthony Ogogo is 'running scared', claims Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan
By Richard Damerell & James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 19/10/16 3:55pm
Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan has accused "dancing queen" Anthony Ogogo of avoiding him – so the Irishman will pursue the issue at his rival's fight this weekend.
Unbeaten Ogogo (11-0) will continue his latest comeback from injury against Craig Cunningham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, but expect to see the sharp-tongued O'Sullivan (23-2) at ringside reminding him of his Strictly Come Dancing tenure.
"I'll definitely be turning up," he exclusively told Sky Sports. "Mr Oh-no-no, the dancing queen, will definitely be looking over his shoulder.
My younger brother actually fought Anthony in the amateurs and dropped him with a jab, so I think he's petrified of me.
Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan
"He mentioned myself and Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr, but he looked like he had some brave-juice in him. He's running scared now.
"He was name dropping, trying to sound tough, and now I've responded he's bottled it.
"They said I need to get a 'W' on my record, which I thought was blatantly to try and avoid me. Anthony's previous opponents haven't had anywhere near my resume, or fought the calibre of fights that I have.
"My younger brother actually fought Anthony in the amateurs and dropped him with a jab, so I think he's petrified of me. He's got a pretty big mouth so I'll be shutting it up for him."
Asked if he had a message for Ogogo, O'Sullivan said: "I do indeed; let's go chump."
London 2012 bronze medallist Ogogo had earned three stoppage wins this year since rehabbing Achilles and shoulder injuries, while O'Sullivan has won once since last December's defeat to Eubank Jr.
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