Anthony Ogogo ignoring Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan jibes to focus on British title
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 18/10/16 7:00pm
Anthony Ogogo has dismissed "strange" Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan's baiting and is instead focusing on becoming British champion.
The unbeaten Olympic bronze medalist (11-0-KO7) takes on Craig Cunningham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, with local rivals Sam Eggington and Frankie Gavin topping the bill.
O'Sullivan will be there in Birmingham to try and lure him into a fight but with the WBC International middleweight title on the line, Ogogo is only interesting in picking up the belt.
The Norwich fighter has set his sights on reach the very top at 160lbs, starting with the British belt, and was happy to pour water on former world title challenger O'Sullivan's chances of facing him.
What do I gain from beating up Eubank Jr's sloppy seconds?
"The man - I use that word loosely - the guy is obsessed by me," Ogogo exclusively told Sky Sports.
"He's a weirdo, a strange geezer. The last time I heard of him, he'd pulled out against Eubank Jr. What do I gain from beating up Eubank Jr's sloppy seconds?
"He hasn't got a big reputation, that went in one fell swoop when he quit on his stool against Eubank Jr. If he's got a European title or something that I want, then happy days, let's fight! If not, do your own thing.
"I've got pit-stops I want to make - the first is winning the British title. I'm good at geography and I know that Ireland isn't Britain so he doesn't come onto my agenda."
Ogogo will be the penultimate fight on a busy night at the Barclaycard Arena, with him and local fighter Cunningham, joining Kal Yafai and Sean Davis, who was due to challenge Gamal Yafai for his Commonwealth title, but will now fight replacement Paul Economides - without a title on the line.
Watch Anthony Ogogo in action before Sam Eggington v Frankie Gavin, live on Sky Sports 2, from 8pm on Saturday.