The Tipperary heavyweight gains title eligibility this weekend when he fights in an eight-rounder in Manchester and, following one more fight in October, Fury would like to challenge for the belt in early November.
The belt was last held by Fury’s nephew Tyson, who stopped Martin Rogan in the fifth round of their bout at the Odyssey in Belfast back in 2012. The elder Fury is now eyeing the same belt, in the same city, against potentially the same opponent, on the November 5th Boxnation show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.
Fury told Irish-Boxing.com that 27 year old Sheehan is “more than ready to step up for the Irish title on the 5th November in Belfast on the Boxnation TV and MGM show.”
The Team Fury chief explained how the Clonmel former amateur star is “a dedicated young man who really wants to make something of himself and his country.”
“He is improving at a fast rate and, thanks to MGM, they’re getting him the right fights, more importantly they’re giving him the right fights to build him nicely.”
“He’s doing eight rounds only in his third pro fight and let’s not forget he’s not boxed in over a year due to visa problems.”
“Now he’s making up for lost time with fights back to back. We will try get him another fight in October after this one.”
In terms of an opponent for a potential title clash, a confident Fury stated that “whoever MGM get for us we will take it,” before revealing that one of the biggest Irish boxers in recent years has been offered the fight.
“I know they offered big Martin Rogan the comeback. I’m not sure if big Martin wants to continue boxing. But I was hoping he would as he always is very entertaining and always comes to fight.”
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