Con Sheehan is not one for singing his own praises, but he doesn’t need to when he has some of boxing’s biggest names waxing lyrical about his debut.
The six time Irish amateur champion registered a points debut win over ‘Monster’ Jonathan Rice in California last Tuesday night and post fight got positive vibes of the likes of Andre Berto and Danny Garcia.
In fairness feedback from his or her coach is probably what matters most to the majority of fighters, but in Sheehan’s case that coach is another global name in the industry.
Virgil Hunter, who trains the aforementioned Berto as well as Amir Khan and Andre Ward, is the man in Sheehan’s corner and he was more than content with how the Gary Hyde managed heavyweight started pro life.
“Virgil was very pleased with my performance,” Sheehan told Irish-boxing.com
“From how i handled the whole situation to following instructions, but he knows there is a lot left in the tank also,” he added.
“The reaction was all positive on the night in fairness. The crowd was all for the lad I fought as it was his home town, but after the fight I had the likes of Danny Garcia, his Dad, Andre Berto and top top fighters saying I performed very well and proved myself against a good opponent on my debut.”