Exclusive: Con Sheehan’s Fury – Trainer Peter backs ‘world-class’ heavyweight protégé for the top

Phil Jay 12/10/2016

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 and 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.

Training alongside world champion Tyson Fury and top contender Hughie, Sheehan is coming on leaps and bounds at the Team Fury headquarters and Peter has no doubts 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, and that’s 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 is to be expected – really.

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

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 certainly a world-class fighter.

“I think his height and his agility are his main assets. He’s the same size as Hughie and same kind of build. Con’s a great box-mover, puts lovely combinations together and has great movement. He’s a class act.

“There’s 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.