Con Sheehan wants to prove he is ready for the next level

Con Sheehan [4(1)-0] feels ready for the next level, but wants to prove it tomorrow night in Belfast.

The Tipperary heavyweight boxes in his third eight rounder on the Belfast BoxNation bill tomorrow night at the Waterfront Hall.

Sheehan made his Irish debut on the previous BoxNation card in the Titanic City, winning a competitive fight against game journeyman Kamil Sokolowski. This time round he wants to dominate.

The Clonmel giant told Irish-Boxing.com that “I think I’m more than ready to step up as it is but I can only fight who’s put in front of me, but I need to be showing that I’m ready for the next level too.”

“I see me being in control from start to finish and working on stuff we’ve been practising In the gym, being relaxed and not rushing anything.”

While Irish title rival Sean Turner takes on Sokolowski, Sheehan is faced by a former opponent of ‘Big Sexy.’ The former Elite amateur is up against Hungarian journeyman Ferenc Zsalek [19(5)-55(24)-6], who was involved in a double-disqualification no contest with Turner last year.

Other than this fact, Sheehan is in the dark about his Magyar foe, and admitted that “I don’t know much at all, apart from that Sean Turner boxed him and it was a no contest. But I’m only focusing in myself.”

“if I bring my A-game, I’m a nightmare for any heavyweight.”

Sheehan is loving life in Peter Fury’s gym in Bolton, where he trains alongside upcoming world title challenger Hughie Fury, and he described how “the training is A1 and the people are even better.”

“I’m getting looked after very well. Anything I need, Peter gets it sorted ASAP so I’m lucky to be where I am.”

Tickets are available through the Waterfront Hall (CLICK HERE) or through the boxers themselves (which is the avenue we would recommend).

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

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