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I haven’t heard anything about a possible Sheehan fight claims Big Rogie

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Martin Rogan claims he has heard nothing about a possible Irish title fight with Con Sheehan next month.

Sheehan became eligible for to fight for the Irish title after he emerged victorious from a scheduled eight rounder in Manchester on Saturday night.

The Tipp puncher defeated Radek Varak via first round stoppage, but now qualifies to challenge for the Irish title by virtue of the fact he was scheduled to do eight.

Prior to the clash, Team Sheehan has expressed a desire to secure their man an Irish title shot on November 5th and suggested Martin Rogan has been offered to fight the former amateur stand out for the strap on a Belfast show topped by Jamie Conlan at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

However, former Commonwealth and Prizefighter champion Rogan told Irish-boxing.com that he hasn’t been contacted regarding a potential match up.

“I never heard a thing about the fight. I was never offered nothing of the sort. I am not sure where Peter [Fury, Sheehan’s trainer] heard this from. It’s news to me,” said Rogan.

The popular Belfast big man, who fought Tyson Fury for the vacant Irish title back in 2012, hasn’t traded leather since June of 2014 and over recent years has traded verbals with Sean ‘Big Sexy’ Turner regarding a possible domestic title dust up.

However, Turner has yet to fight an eight rounder and the board at the time wanted Rogan to have a warm-up bout before fighting for the strap. It could be safe to presume that remains the case – not to mention ‘Big Rogie’s’ willingness remains unclear.

Turner and Niall Kennedy will also be Irish title keen, but all three heavyweights may want to let a bout between rising big men build and as a result we may see Sheehan in some form of Celtic Nations title action on what promises to be a Titanic card come November 5th.


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