Fury and Sheehan the ‘perfect match’

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Working with noted perfectionist Peter Fury is ‘perfect’ for Tipp heavyweight Con Sheehan [1(0)-0].

After spending a year in the States with respected trainer Virgil Hunter, Sheehan has teamed up with Team Fury and the coach behind former Irish champion Tyson Fury’s World title success.

The Clonmel BC graduate, who was Ireland’s dominant amateur big man in recent years, claims both are very similar in the fact that they are students of the game and teachers at the same time.

Sheehan also says the Bolton base doesn’t just provide him with more top quality coaching, but with the Fury cousins Tyson and Hughie in the gym, he also receives top quality World class sparring on a regular basis.

“The link up is perfect for me,” Sheehan told Irish-boxing.com.

“It’s a blessing really. The training I am getting from Peter is second to none, and then of course I have the two lads Tyson and Hughie to spar, so it cant get much better.”

“Peter is very similar to Virgil in ways and I have said that to him. They are both very very clever and know the science of the game, both are technically brilliant.”

Since announcing his decision to turn over back in 2015 Sheehan has only fought once, a points victory over Jonathan Rice, a tough debut proposition.

It’s believed Hunter wanted to work on building the big mans physique, and was keen to spend time developing a more pro approach with the former amateur.

Peter Fury seems to think his new heavyweight charge not just ready to fight, but primed to make a big impact on the big stage and promised a busy schedule ahead.

The fighter, who makes his MGM debut on September 24th in Birmingham and fights a week later in Manchester, with a November Belfast date also lined up, is delighted his calendar is filling up, but isn’t rueful when he looks back over the last year or so.

The heavyweight prospect believes he may have learned more in working with two top class trainers in professional environments than knocking over journeymen at a high octane rate.

“I want to be busy, but it would be a waste of time fighting guys that will fall over from nothing. I can’t learn from that. It was very frustrating for me not getting fights and what not, but I kept the head down and kept tapping away waiting for the right opportunity.”

“Thankfully Peter seen something in me when I was out sparring Tyson and took me on, plus I had just over a year with Virgil and learned a lot. He is one of the top trainers in the world so it can only stand to me and I will always remember and practice what you have been shown there.”


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