Sean Turner secures fight with English rival on Tyson Fury Comeback Undercard


Sean Turner [12(8)-2(0)] has secured a massive fight on a massive bill.

The Dublin heavyweight has been confirmed for the Tyson Fury comeback undercard on Saturday June 9th at the Manchester Arena, live on BT Sport.

Here he will face WBC International champion Nathan Gorman [12(10)-0].

‘Big Sexy’ comes into the bout following two high-profile fights. First, in December, he dominated and stopped former David Haye foe Arnolde Gjergjaj. Then, despite no preparations or training, lasted eight rounds with hotshot prospect Filip Hrgovic, even taking a round off the Croatian phenom.

The Ricky Hatton-trained Gorman won his rankings belt with a fifth-round stoppage win over undefeated German Mohamed Soltby in November. Following this a bout with Turner was proposed but nothing ever came to fruition until now.

The pair have two common opponents – both stopped Igor Mihaljevic, Turner in the second and Gorman in the third, while the English fighter stopped Kamil Sokolowski – the same Pole who shocked Turner over eight rounds last year.

Shankill’s Turner has already been in camp for two weeks in Bray with coach Pete Taylor and will be confident of causing the upset against the highly-touted Frank Warren prospect.

“This is another stepping stone for me on my way to the top of the Heavyweight division,” said Gorman. “I can’t see Sean troubling me in any way, shape or form. That being said, I think he will come and have a go, that’s the type of man he is.

“He has a decent winning record and took Filip Hrgovic the distance so he must have a bit about him. I’m buzzing to be involved in the big man’s highly-anticipated comeback fight. I’ve been sparring him and he’s looking really well, there’s no better sparring in the World. I can’t wait to see his rise to the top of the division!”

Also featuring on the card next month is another Dubliner in Clondalkin cruiser Ian Tims who takes on English prospect Jack Massey. Additionally there is a vacant WBO light welterweight title fight between Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker, as well as appearances for Jack Catterall, JJ Metcalf, Jordan Thompson, Zelfa Barrett, and a debut for Jack McGann.

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Joe O'Neill

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