Con The Bomb explodes into title contention with Manchester win

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Con ‘The Bomb’ Sheehan registered an explosive victory in Manchester on Saturday night.

In what was just his third fight, the Tipperary heavyweight made the big jump up to eight rounds and made himself title eligible despite the fact the fight didn’t make it into round two.

Sheehan took on Czechian Radek Varak at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, and passed the test with flying colours.

The Peter Fury-trained former amateur star knocked out the 39 year old in the first round, taking the short route to victory for the first time since turning over in the process.

His Central European opponent came into the clash with confidence following a win over English debutant Lee Carter two weeks ago, but was no match for a fighter Peter Fury believes will be a heavyweight star.

Sheehan’s rapidly growing professional record now reads 3(1)-0 and he is slated to have one more bout in October before boxing for an early Irish title in Belfast on November 5th. Varak falls to 3(1)-6(3).

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie