Chris Eubank Jr says he will punish Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan
Last Updated: 25/10/15 1:32pm
Chris Eubank Jr is ready to 'punish' Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan and earn a shot at a world middleweight title at the same time.
The Brighton fighter took less than four minutes to finish off Tony Jeter at the Sheffield Arena on his Sky Sports debut on Saturday night.
Eubank Jr is the WBA Interim world champion but promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that the December 12 showdown with O'Sullivan will leave the winner with a shot at the governing body's 'full' world title holder.
Please back up these words because I'm going to be going in there like an animal and I hope you're ready for it.
Chris Eubank Jr on Spike O'Sullivan
Holder Daniel Jacobs defends against fellow New Yorker Peter Quillin the week before the dust-up at the O2 in London and Eubank Jr immediately hit back in the war of words which has already seen O'Sullivan calling his rival 'arrogant'.
"I'm ready for Spike O'Sullivan," he told Sky Sports.
"He's been talking a lot of mess and it's time for some punishment.
"Please back up these words because I'm going to be going in there like an animal and I hope you're ready for it."
O'Sullivan is trained by Pascal Collins, brother of Steve Collins, the former super-middleweight who beat Chris Eubank Sr in back-to-back battles 20 years ago.
'English' preferred to look forward rather than back and even said his son will soon get a shot at the world's No 1 middleweight, Gennady Golovkin.
"The next fight is going to be a barn-stormer," he said.
"We have big ambitions and they are Gennady Golovkin. We will go through these guys, and in the next fight, he will show more of what he can do."