Sean Turner heads to the Holiday destination that is Marbella this week, but will be hitting the gym and not the strip.
It’s business and not pleasure for the heavyweight prospect as he prepares to trade leather for the sixth time as a pro on the Lights Out show at the Plaza in Marbella on August 18.
‘Big Sexy’ isn’t just planning on getting the business done in the ring later this month he is hoping to pen an agreement with MGM and join the growing list of Irish fighters on their roster.
The former Senior Heavyweight champ and World Series of Boxing puncher, who boasts four knock outs in five pro wins, was close to signing up with Team Fury and working out of their Bolton base, but feels MGM can keep him busier and get him to where he wants to go quicker.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com Turner explained,
“I fight in Spain on August 18 and it is good to be out again so soon. I am going to sit down with the team out there and hopefully sign a contract. I didn’t sign with Peter Fury in the end. It was great to get sparring over their and I am sure I can go back and spar Tyson and the heavyweights there in the future, but Peter has lots of heavyweights too look after.
“Plus the plan was to get me out on Tyson undercards and he might only fight twice a year. I need to be busy at this stage in my career and MGM will certainly keep me busy. The can get me regular action and fights in Dublin and Ireland too which is perfect for me. I need to be fighting to get up the rankings and into the mix and I need to making money!”
Turner believes a deal can be sorted before he trades leather on the Matthew Macklin topped bill- so in that regard he doesn’t need to impress his way onto MGM’s books.
However, the 24 year old prospect still wants to move to the next level and has put Igoris Borucha on top of his August 18 wish list.
Borucha is a veteran of 43 fights and boasts 10 wins. He has only been stopped twice and brought Anthony Joshua’s next foe Gary Cornish the distance among some other heavyweight and cruiserweight prospects.
The Dubliner believes Lithuanian will bring him rounds, yet provides him with the chance to make a statement if he can get a stoppage late on.
“I am hoping to get a better name for this fight. I need someone who can take me rounds. Don’t get me wrong I love a knock out, but I need to get some rounds in too. You need to learn as you go in this game and rounds will help me do that.
“I would like to fight Borucha next. He is an experienced fighter and has brought a lot of prospects the distance. He knows how to handle himself and survive, but I am sure I would eventually get to him, get on the inside land some upper cuts, work the body and take him out. It would nice to get some rounds but still get the stoppage.”