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“I felt dead in there” – Con Sheehan hopes to find reason behind flat performances

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Con Sheehan [6(1)-0] scored a comfortable win and remained undefeated on Saturday – but the Tipperary heavyweight was not happy.

Immediately after the 60:54 win over Thomas Mrazek, a disappointed Sheehan told BritishBoxers.co.uk that he was “embarrassed” by the performance in an extremely raw interview.

Two days on from the fight and Sheehan still feels the same about the performance. Something is wrong, he just doesn’t know exactly what at the moment.

The Peter Fury-trained big man told Irish-Boxing.com that “the fight went grand, he didn’t land anything of note and I won all the rounds very clearly.”

“I do [feel the same about the performance]. I’m disgusted with myself because the work I’ve been putting in isn’t showing in the ring.”

“I felt dead in there, very flat, but not tired – if that makes sense.”

It’s not simply a case of being unable to replicate his gym work in the ring either, although he does believe this is partially true, and Sheehan noted how the lethargy is becoming constant.

“The difference [between the gym and in fights] is massive, it’s like I’m two different guys,” claimed the Clonmel man before revealing that “I’ve been slipping a bit the last month or so in training and I knew something wasn’t right – but I just put it down to the hard training.”

Sheehan will undergo blood tests tomorrow to try and find the root cause of the problem. The 28 year old just wants to be kept busy, and the suggestion of a break from boxing does not appeal.

“Not at all,” stated Sheehan

“I’m sitting in the gym now but Peter wouldn’t let train!”

“I’ll find the problem, sort it out and get straight back into it, and do myself justice.”

Watch Sheehan’s initial interview with BritishBoxers.co.uk below:

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish

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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