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“I feel like packing this game in” – Big Sexy left dejected following another fight cancellation

Sean Turner [9(6)-0] was the most frustrated man in Belfast this weekend.

The Dublin heavyweight was due to fight on the inaugural Ginley Promotions card at the Devenish Venue on Friday night.

However, on the morning of ‘Dust Up at the Devenish,’ Big Sexy learned that he would be unable to fight due to administrative issues.

The 25 year old power-puncher still made his way up to Belfast to support the show, but Turner cut a disappointed figure on the night

Turner told Irish-Boxing.com that “I don’t know what happened to be honest, some paperwork that the matchmaker was meant to deal with, something about the British and Irish licenses, I’m not too sure.”

“I’m feeling like a bull in a china shop.”

The former Elite Senior super heavyweight champ had been due to make a step up in both rounds and opposition to take on Kamil Sokolowski over eight, and therefore had whipped himself into the best fighting shape of his career.

While he admits that the training “is in the bank now,” Turner is having difficulty staying positive following a string of cancelled fights. Indeed such is his misfortune, the Dubliner threatened to finish up with boxing to find more regular and reliable employment.

He described how “this is the second fight on the trot that’s been cancelled for me, I keep getting a run of bad luck, all the time.I had four fights last year fall through.

“I need a bit of good luck soon, I feel like packing this game in, get a job, at least the money would be there every time guaranteed. I was banking on the wages for this, I’ve two kids at home, and now I’ve nothing. I travelled to Belfast, paid my hotel, and they’re after missing 50 people, €2,000 worth of tickets, I had to cancel a bus.”

“It is what it is.”

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

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie