Sheedy building towards boxing success
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.”