Sheedy build­ing to­wards box­ing suc­cess

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - BOX­ING By SHELDAN KEAY @MENS­ports

BOXER Ben Sheedy says the time is right to go full steam ahead with his box­ing ca­reer and fo­cus on win­ning ti­tles.

The Sale mid­dleweight has looked im­pres­sive in his ca­reer so far, putting to­gether a record of 8-0, in­clud­ing a stop­page win against Alis­tair War­ren at Vic­to­ria Ware­house ear­lier this month.

Out­side of box­ing, Sheedy has a suc­cess­ful brick­lay­ing busi­ness that takes up a lot of his time, but the 28-year-old has re­vealed he is ready to step up to the next level in box­ing and reach his full po­ten­tial.

“A lot of box­ers strug­gle af­ter box­ing if they don’t make it to a high level. I’m lucky I have my busi­ness but it’s like I had my life mapped out as a brick­layer. Now I want to be a full-time boxer,” he said.

“I think I’m the ul­ti­mate un­der­dog. I’ve had to work harder than any­one to get any­where – at school, brick­lay­ing and box­ing.

“Even brick­lay­ing took me years be­fore I could do it. I’ve al­ways en­joyed brick­lay­ing and I get a lot of sat­is­fac­tion out of it, but I want to be a boxer now. All I see brick­lay­ing do­ing is tak­ing my time from the gym. My plan’s all changing.

“There’s not many box­ers round here, but peo­ple in Sale get be­hind me.

“The Bri­tish ti­tle is first on my list, and I’m not look­ing be­yond that yet but I be­lieve I can do more than that. I’m very con­fi­dent in my­self.”

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