Sean Turner hoping to make favourable Con-parison on Belfast show

Sean Turner [9(6)-0] makes a step up next weekend on the first Ginley Promotions bill, and the Dublin heavyweight is predicting a statement-making win.

‘Big Sexy’ will box over eight rounds against Plymouth-based Pole Kamil Sokolowski [2(0)-9(2)-2] at the Devenish Complex in Belfast on Friday March 3rd.

It’s a first eight rounder for the heavy-hitter, and a perfect opponent in more ways than one.

The game Eastern European looks to be the toughest test of Turner’s career so far, and the Dublin big man told that “it will be a good fight, even though he doesn’t have a great record. He’s in good shape, he’s fit, and he can have a go.”

Sokolowski fought another Irish heavyweight, Tipperary’s Con Sheehan, back in November, taking one round and a sharing another with the former amateur star in a competitive clash. With Turner and Sheehan a potential Irish title clash for this Summer, the opportunity for comparison is not lost on Big Sexy.

The 25 year old described how “we’ll see how I get on against him, and it will build me and Con Sheehan’s fight up. I think that he will suit me better than he did Con because he’ll stand in front of me. If I stop him it would make a statement, obviously.”

“I think I could stop him, I think he’s very slow. He comes forward, he’s durable, and he can do the rounds, but he wont be able to take my power and bodyshots I don’t think.”

“I’ve been working the bodyshots in sparring instead of head-hunting all the time.”

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

Also featuring on the first Ginley Promotions card are Alfredo Meli, Ciaran McVarnock, Anto Upton, Stephen Ormond, Ian Tims, and Tyrone McCullagh.

Tickets for Dust Up at The Devenish cost £35 (unreserved) and £65 (ringside) and are available from the boxers on the bill or promoter Mark Ginley.

Joe O'Neill

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