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Sean Turner: I am going to do all I can to be a success and honour my life saving hero

SEAN Turner is determined to reach the top of the boxing pile to try and honour the friend that ‘saved’ his life.

David Spain was fatally stabbed just after Christmas when he came to Turner’s aid after a row over €50 in which the former Irish super heavyweight amateur champion was also stabbed.

Turner recovered in hospital, is back in training and wants to make his pro debut by April. And when he returns to the squared circle ‘Big Sexy’ will more determined to succeed than ever.

“I have to achieve something now. David saved my life and he is my hero. I am going do everything I can now to succeed. I plan to become the best I can. I will dedicate all my success to David and my father, who has supported me from the off,” the 22 year old told Irish-boxing.com.

Turner also pointed out the injury received will have no long term negative effects and he claims bar some bruising of the ribs he has made a full recovery. The Dubliner now hopes to debut in his home town in April.

“I am on the mend. I am alive. I am in good form the loss of my mate has knocked me back a bit. I am dealing with that and I am back training.  I have a few more weeks for my rib to heal up, but its not an long standing injury. I’ll heal like I would from any non serious injury. I’ll be back in action doing what I do best in no time,” he added.

“We are looking at the Red Cow Hotel and possibly topping a bill, if not I’d love to fight on any card in Dublin. I have a good following in Dublin and be great for them to be able to come see me.”


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