Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is in bullish form ahead of this weekend’s middleweight showdown with David Lemieux in Las Vegas.

Later today will see the weigh-ins for the Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez rematch showdown at the T-Mobile Arena.

While the main event is obviously the primary focus of boxing fans the O’Sullivan vs Lemieux fight is a tasty preamble.

Both guys have slung as many verbal insults at one another as they possibly could in the build-up and speaking at their final press conference things escalated.

O’Sullivan said:

“Good afternoon. Thank you everyone for coming and putting on this magnificent event. Smell that? I smell fear. That greasy piece of s***. Saturday night, we’re going to fight. The fight will be our careers. I’m coming for GGG or Canelo. I’m going to be coming for him Saturday night that greasy piece of s***.”

You get the feeling that both guys are going to tee off on one another right from the very first bell on Saturday night.

I can’t see much of a feeling out process in all honesty.

The bout will be shown live on HBO pay per view in the US and will be on BT Sport pay per view for those in the UK and Ireland.

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