Sean Turner [12(8)-3(1)] is gunning for a slot in Ultimate Boxxer 6.
Steven Donnelly was not only the first Olympian to enter the Prizefighter modeled contest last weekend, but the first Irish puncher to compete – and Turner wants to maintain Irish interest in the next installment.
Ultimate Boxxer today confirmed they will return with the series as early as December 13.
This time it will be the heavyweight’s turn to attempt to raise their profile significantly whilst punching for a £16,000 winners cheque – and ‘Big Sexy’ wants in.
MTK stablemate Donnelly, who won the light middleweight installment in style, has since shown how hard he tried to ensure he secured a slot on the one night three fight competition – and Dublin big man has followed suit.
Turner has started a social media campaign and even before exact details are confirmed has been trying to force his way onto the roster.
“I want it. I’m going to get it. Send the contract Ultimate Boxxer stop messing around. I’m Ireland’s number 1 heavyweight,” he said online.
The former National Elite super heavyweight champion hasn’t been seen in the ring since his stoppage defeat to Nathan Gorman, a fight he admits he took at short notice and for the money.
After scoring a legitimately impressive stoppage win over EBU-EE champion Arnold Gjergjaj in Switzerland in late 2017, 2018 looked like it had break-out potential for the straight talking big punching big man.
However, poor financially driven choices and an admitted lack of training saw last year go in the opposite direction.
Throughout 2019 he has been talking of a return to form and title fights, but nothing has materialized as of yet.
Two camps in Bolton helping Hughie Fury prepare for fights with Samuel Peter and Alexander Povetkin was a welcome break from home ‘distractions’ – and Shankill slugger seems to have regained some focus.
Now he wants a slot on the Ultimate Boxxer card. The tournament certainly would provide the platform from which Turner could relaunch his career. It’s certainly a proven recipe for fast tracking and if you consider what Prizefighter did for Martin Rogan, Turner should be excited about the prospect of competing.
The former WSB operator also has extensive amateur experience, which he may feel could help him in the three round nature of the fights.
Having enjoyed the success of Donnelly and seen the traction his involvement brought in Ireland, the Ultimate Boxxer powers that be may also see value in having another natural fit for the green shorts.
Not to mention ‘Big Sexy’ brings big interest particularly among the casual in terms of talking, shape, power and a sensational ring moniker.