The Dublin heavyweight will be competing for spotlight with the likes of Jamie Conlan, former amateur star Paddy Barnes, fellow heavyweight Con Sheehan and a posse of other Irish pugilists at the Titanic Convention Center this weekend, but is confident that he will be noticed.
One of three Irish heavyweights in action this weekend, ‘Big Sexy’ knows that, with six knockouts in eight fights, he always has show-stealing ability.
“I always put on a show. I haven’t let anyone down yet when I have fought. I will get it in and do my own thing,” he told Irish-Boxing.com.
The 25 year old takes a slight step up class on Saturday as he faces Croatian Ivica Perkovic [22(17)-31(13)] over six rounds.
The big punching Balkan 42 year old has proved himself capable against mid-to-low ranking opposition and the majority of his 13 stoppage defeats have come against fringe top level opponents.
The likes David Price, Kubrat Pulev, Erkan Teper, and Hughie Fury have taken the short route to victory over the Croat – and Turner believes he can get the veteran out early, proving that he is at a similar level to the more experienced and better ranked foes who have did the same.
“I had a look, he is durable, which is good. It would be nice to get the stoppage alright. If you look at his record a good few prospects have stopped him, so if I can stop him then you have to assume I am in the mix with them,” he added before predicting two possible routes to a KO win.
“He has a funny stance and a good guard, but that’s ok for me. I like to work the body. I’ll jab to the body and open things up. I can see him walking on to a right eventually or I’ll get him out with a body shot. A nice left hook to the body!”
Turner hasn’t been as busy as he would have liked in 2016, but hinted he will have the chance to go 10-0 before the year is out.
“I have heard about a fight in December, but I’ll talk about that after we get this lad out of the way on Saturday.”
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