SEAN ‘Big Sexy’ Turner believes he has joined a heavyweight boxing Mecca by teaming up with Fury’s Gym and is adamant the move will help become one of the big man big names.
The former Irish International and Senior Champion has caught the eye since turning over back in July of last year, taking the short route to victory in three of his four wins.
However, he became frustrated with what he perceives as a lack of regular action at home and has decided to team up with Team Fury.
The 24 year old, who registered a knock out with his first punch thrown as a pro, stressed the move won’t only ensure him regular action, but will prove beneficial in terms of sparring.
The Bolton based gym is a mini land of the giants with heavyweights Tyson Fury, Hughie Fury and Eddie Chambers all in regular attendance and ‘Big Sexy’ believes you can’t get better big man sparring.
“I was over there sparring and they invited me back a few times. Peter (Fury) just said to me ‘if you want to go somewhere this is the place to be’ and for a heavyweight you couldn’t go anywhere better for sparring and they know the heavyweight game inside out,” Turner told Irish-boxing.com.
“There is not great heavyweight sparring for me in Ireland so I will go there for pre-fight camps. You are in with the likes of Tyson Fury, who I think will be a World Champion very soon, Hughie Fury who is another great talent and Eddie Chambers. Then you have people coming to the gym all the time, the sparring is second to none and really helps me,” he added before discussing the business benefits.
“They will also get me on the undercard of Tyson Fury cards and you can’t get bigger shows than that. The plan is to get on some smaller shows and hopefully some Boxnation cards in between and keep busy.”
There is always an obvious impatience about Turner. The former Senior Champion isn’t keen to hang around and he believes the move across the water will help him make waves and secure bigger fights sooner rather than later.
“I want to be fast tracked and I think this is the right move for me to do that. I want to fight for the Irish title after one or two more wins. Boxing the business end can be a pain in the face with trying to get on shows and trying to get some money in.It has been hard in Ireland to make some money. I tried to get on to the July 4 show but it full and things have been frustrating like that since I turned pro. The Fury’s will help keep me busy and I can build toward big money fights.”
The unbeaten heavyweight prospect has worked with former amateur coaches Tony Davitt and Lorcan McGann in his first year as a professional and credits them for a lot of his success. He claims both might feel aggrieved by his move, but claims he had to do what was right for his family and his career.
“I have been with Tony since I was a child. He looked after me from the age of 12 and I will always be grateful to him and Lorcan McGann. Without them making me work hard I wouldn’t have won an Irish Senior title, but this is an opportunity I can’t turn down career wise. I have a child to think about now and I have to do whats best for my career. When I am home I will be ticking over in Pascal’s (Celtic Warrior Gym) and I will see them there and will take any advice they have to offer.”