Irish amateur heavyweight champ Con Sheehan to make pro debut

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Six-time Irish amateur national heavyweight champion and standout Con Sheehan is poised to make his pro debut when he meets Jonathan Rice in a four-round title at Club Nokia, in Los Angeles, California as part of PBC’s undercard on Fox Sports 1 Tuesday night.

The 26-year-old Sheehan has a tremendous upside, as he moved to Oakland, CA, to work with renowned trainer Virgil Hunter.

“Cornelius is a strong kid,” said Hunter. He’s made mistakes, but earlier in his life, and that’s a good thing. There’s always a transition period and it’ll take him a few years. He’s already proven his dedication by being here. If he keeps on track, fighting and training in the United States, he’ll get there in two-three years.”

The talented boxer is not only athletic but possesses serious punching power. He captured a gold medal at the European Union Championships.

“It’s been eye opening, I suppose, because Virgil is showing me the most simple of things, technically, that I’ve never seen before and it’s making a massive difference to me,” Sheehan said.

Rice (2-0-1, 2ko’s) has won two straight after suffering a draw in his pro debut.


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