White Rhino a no-go for Con Sheehan

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Con Sheehan [3(1)-0] will unfortunately not be facing Dave Allen on the Belfast Boxnation show next weekend.

It emerged yesterday that the 9(6)-1(0)-1 English heavyweight was in talks to meet the Irish amateur star on the November 5th show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

However, a deal could not be reached and ‘The White Rhino’ has confirmed on social media that the Sheehan fight is “off the table” for the time being.

The Doncaster big man would have provided a huge step up for 27 year old Sheehan, and someone who was likely to drag him into the later rounds.

MGM and Team Fury will now go on the hunt for another opponent, and the initial sounding out of Allen certainly gives a positive indication of the level of opposition they want for the Tipp big man.

Trainer Peter Fury had previously claimed that Sheehan was in line for an Irish title fight on the Belfast show.

The Clonmel puncher is joined on the bill by Stephen Ormond, Declan Geraghty, Sean Turner, Declan Geraghty, Marco McCullough, Gary Sweeney, Steven Ward, Lewis Crocker, Paddy Barnes, the Tyrone McKenna v Sean Creagh clash, and headliner Jamie Conlan.

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

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie