The heavyweights meet in somewhat of a cross roads fight on the undercard of former Irish heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s anticipated comeback in Manchester on June 9.
Dublin’s Turner [12(8)-2(0)] probably has the better name on his record having stopped Arnold Gjergjaj in Switzerland late last year but the Frank Warren-backed Ricky Hatton-trained Gorman is seen as a rising star and is most certainly the ‘A-side’ next weekend.
‘Big Sexy’ is being brought over to lose, no doubt, but the Shankill slugger has put in a good camp and is fully confident of causing the upset against the touted English fighter.
Gorman [12(10)-0] respects the Pete Taylor-coached puncher’s power. However, he remains confident he has to much for the former Irish International amateur and wins in the all-round stakes.
Indeed, the 21-year-old believes Turner will provide him the perfect platform to show a big TV audience the full variety of his skills.
“We were supposed to fight before. Sean ploughs forward and throws big bombs. He’s only lost to top lads and his record shows he can really whack so I’ll have to stay alert. He also seems durable so hopefully, I’ll get rounds out of him,” says Gorman.
“I’m 12-0 so I’ve got to have these stiff tests now, you can’t keep having knock over jobs. But he’ll not trouble me.”
“He’s ‘Big Sexy’ but I’m bigger and sexier”.
“I intend to show off all my skills; my speed, my movement, and finally my power. I want the whole audience talking about me as they leave the venue.”
Although he seems confident to a degree where he can say he is hoping to get rounds out of the Irish heavy, Gorman has been training hard for the BT Sports broadcast fight night.
He claims sparring undefeated prospects and bill topper Tyson Fury, whom Turner has also sparred numerous times, has brought him on as a fighter.
“This camp, I’ve had top, top spars with other unbeaten heavyweight prospects such as Kash Ali and Alex Dickenson and I’ve been fortunate enough to do rounds with Tyson [Fury].”
“It’s always a chess match. That’s bringing me on in leaps and bounds, picking up little bits from the former unbeaten unified heavyweight champion. You can’t get better sparring than that.”