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Con Sheehan looking to continue improving under Fury following comeback win

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Con Sheehan had something of a second debut on Saturday night in Solihull.

Fighting for the first time in ten months, the Tipperary heavyweight grabbed his second professional win on the MGM Birmingham ‘Momentum’ show at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

Sheehan dealt with a slight hand niggle to easily overcome Croat Igor Mihaljevic on points (40:36) after four rounds of rust-busting action.

The Clonmel big man spoke to IFL TV afterwards and admitted that his performance was “average, I was just sort of going through the motions.”

“The guy wouldn’t open up, he wouldn’t throw much.”

“I creased him with some body shots, he took some lovely body shots.”

“I was just trying to practice a few things that Peter [Fury] was saying in the gym and just take it from there.”

“All these things will come, all the things Peter is trying to show me.”

“I’ll improve every night, every fight I’m in I’ll improve.”

For Sheehan, four rounds against a negative journeyman is something of a new experience for him, but something he welcomes. He explained how “I’ve been fighting at the top amateur level all my life.”

“These lads are there to make you look bad, they’re there for a reason, to make you learn how to handle these things.”

“The better the opponent, the better I’ll perform.”

Watch Con Sheehan’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

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