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Exclusive: Peter Fury backs heavyweight Con Sheehan for the top

Trainer Peter Fury has yet another heavyweight man-mountain on the Team Fury conveyor belt as prospect Con Sheehan gears up for a fourth pro bout on November 5.

Sheehan, a 27-year-old amateur star standing over 6ft 5ins tall, turned professional early this year in the United States and has since built on that victory with two more wins on British soil.

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Training alongside world champion Tyson Fury and top contender Hughie, Sheehan is coming on leaps and bounds at the Team Fury headquarters.

Peter has no doubts about where the Clonmel-born puncher is heading in the future.

“Con Sheehan can and will go all the way,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I’ve got a lot of belief in him. He’s coming along tremendously in the gym, and with every fight, he’s progressing.

“Con’s learned one thing already: to listen to instructions while the fight is going on. That’s the main thing.

“So he’s not going in blank with tunnel vision by himself, which he did in his first fight. But it is to be expected.

“For his second fight, he came back to the gym. I told him what went wrong and what he needed to work on. He did that.

“He was a lot more relaxed.”

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On what gives Fury the belief that he has yet another top division star on his hands, he added: “Con’s a brilliant technician, and he’s undoubtedly a world-class fighter.

“I think his height and his agility are his main assets. He’s the same size as Hughie and has the same build.

“Con’s a great box-mover, combines lovely combinations, and has excellent movement. He’s a class act.

“There are still things to work on, obviously, as he’s only had three fights. But when he gets it all together, he can go where he wants,” predicted Fury.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.