Irishman Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan dispatched of his over matched opponent with ease this past Cinco De Mayo weekend but his star and brand continues to steadily grow towards that one big fight he so craves.

Whether that comes against Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez by the end of 2018 remains to be seen.

Pending what happens in their rematch (if it happens at this stage) but one thing is for sure, ‘Spike’ has positioned himself well for a big fight later this year and has now finally found his niche in the American boxing market.

Big wins over the past year on networks like ESPN and HBO have expanded his name to the American audience and his fan-friendly fight style has proved a hit with most whom have watched it thus far.

O’Sullivan moved to 28-2-20KO last Friday on a Golden Boy Promotions card after a quick knockout of Berlin Abreu at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Even getting his hand raised and pictured with Hall of Famer and promoter of the event Oscar De La Hoya in the ring afterwards:

O’Sullivan, a man who had to do things the hard way for most of his career remotely from the tiny island of Ireland, in terms of self-promotion for his ability – is finally starting to get the recognition that his take-on-anyone attitude and heavy hitting – fun to watch fight style deserves.

(Photo credit: Gary O’Sullivan Instagram)