Sean Turner wants immediate Sokolowski rematch to “wipe that one off the record”

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Dublin heavyweight Sean Turner [10(7)-1(0)] has promised to return to knocking people out when he makes his return to the ring.

‘Big Sexy’ lost his unbeaten record last time out as he was outpointed by the game Kamil Sokolowski in April.

The Pole is rated and respected by those in the know, although he was relatively easily defeated by Con Sheehan in November.

Turner has taken the defeat well, and acknowledges the mistakes he made in the bout in Birmingham.

The Dubliner told that “I am feeling good now. I just wasn’t happy after that last fight. I think the performance wasn’t too bad, but I wasn’t putting the shots together and your man was a bit clever and caught me on the counter.”

“I had him ready to go three times, but I was thinking ‘there is eight rounds here, so don’t bust your balls.” I had the eight in the back of mind and I was thinking it might be better to do them. After the fourth round I upped it and came on strong so I don’t know what I was worried about the eight for.”

“It was a close fight and some people gave it to me – but of I am honest with myself fights like that shouldn’t be close. I am leagues ahead of him and I want to go a lot further than his level, so I should have made sure it wasn’t close.”

“Listen I have to take that defeat on the chin, but he was nearly gone three times. He was tough and he knocked an 8-2 lad out the week before maybe he was just fired up. He never hurt me once I was just throwing single shots and not putting them together.”

A few niggles have seen Turner out of action since, but he hopes to return to the ring by the end of Summer – an has just one name in mind.

“Hopefully I am out in six weeks time and we can go straight for a rematch if he wants it, or we can do a six rounder. I do want to wipe that one off the record and I want that rematch.”

“I just want to get back in the ring and get a win again.”

“I am back training now and I am looking forward. Things will return to normal and I’ll be knocking people out again.”

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

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