Nine months has passed since his debut and Sheehan has since changed promoters and trainers – moving from Nowhere2Hyde and Virgil Hunter to MGM and Team Fury – and he begins an intensely busy period this weekend.
Sheehan has spent the past few months in Bolton at the Fury Gym and Saturday will be his first bout under new trainer Peter Fury. The Clonmel fighter is looking forward to implementing some of the new skills he has learnt under the man who led Tyson Fury to the heavyweight crown. Sheehan described to Irish-Boxing.com how “I have been practicing a lot of stuff I’ve never done before, so I’ll try work on it as best as I can and get the win in good fashion.”
“Camp has been great, it’s a real professional setup and I’ve been doing lots of strength and conditioning, some real heavyweight training that I’d never got before – so it’s going to benefit me massively.”
“I’m feeling great, had a long, hard, camp and I’m in great shape because of that.”
“I’m completely relaxed and I’ll be ready for whatever comes.”
Raring to go, the Munster giant now has five fights scheduled in the space of 42 days. With so many dates, Sheehan could be forgiven for boxing tentatively but he promises that “I’m just going to go in and perform to my best every time. I’ll not be thinking about cuts or anything like that, I’m super fit too so quick fights together will be no problem.”
One of these dates is a spot on the Fury-Klitschko rematch undercard at the Manchester Arena and he feels that “it’s great and a massive opportunity to showcase my skills to a huge audience. These are the cards and fights where you’ll see the best of me.
First things first however is the Solihull Leisure Centre and the Croatian challenge of Igor Mihaljević, a former WAKO K1 World title challenger, and Sheehan admits that “he looks game enough so I’ll have to be alert.”