Con Sheehan set for Titanic Irish title fight

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Peter Fury has revealed that Con Sheehan [3(1)-0] will fight for the Irish heavyweight title on the eagerly anticipated Belfast November 5th show.

The Tipperary big man’s coach has previously stated they wanted the domestic strap for ‘The Bomb’ on the Boxnation-broadcast-bill card and named dropped Martin Rogan [16(8)-4(2)] as a possible opponent.

Belfast hero ‘Big Rogie’ would be a massive addition to the card, but told Irish-Boxing.com he hadn’t been contacted regarding the fight. The 45 year old was also being called out by Sheehan’s MGM stable mate Sean Turner recently and the BUI have suggested that due to the fact he hasn’t fought in 28 months, he would need a warm up fight before they would sanction the clash.

The only other heavyweights in the Irish rankings are Tyson Fury, Sean Turner and Niall Kennedy, who are all ranked above the former amateur stand out.

Fury will be marked off the list straight away, while Kennedy and ‘Big Sexy’ are not eligible as of yet because unlike Sheehan they have yet to fight over eight rounds.

However, Peter Fury told World Boxing News that his charge will fight for a title that last sat around the waist of his nephew Tyson on a card that is topped by Jamie Conlan, plays host to Paddy Barnes pro debut, and has a mouth watering match up between Tyrone McKenna and Sean Creagh.

“Con’s got his fourth outing coming up on November 5th and he’s already fighting for the Irish title, so it gives you an idea of where he’s at.”

MGM must have found a diaspora opponent for the Titanic Exhibition Centre-hosted heavyweight clash and if Sheehan wins he will consider making it four fights in four months as there is a slot available to him on a Hughie Fury card before the year is out.

“That’s the plan. So when he gets that Irish title, if he still wants to fight we’ll stick him on the undercard for Hughie in December,” continued the respected coach.

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