Ben Sheedy

Bricklayer Ben Sheedy dreams of boxing full-time

Published On Wednesday, July 25, 2018By British Boxing News
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Bricklayer by day, boxer by night, Ben Sheedy dreams of going full-time

Unbeaten middleweight Ben Sheedy has delivered a typically honest assessment of his career(s) as he prepares to fight for the Central Area title on Friday.

Sheedy (10-0-1-KO4) – a bricklayer by trade – takes on another unbeaten fighter in Matthew Wigglesworth for the belt on the MTK Manchester show headlined by high-class heavyweight David Price.

Sheedy said: “I want to be a full-time boxer now. At the end of the day, as much as people say ‘fair play’ when they find out about my schedule, I spend time on site when I should be resting.

“I’ve got sponsors I’m very grateful for but I still have to work and it eats into time I could dedicate to my training regime so the long-term goal is to get to a position where I’m boxing full-time.

“It’s hard to go from the early morning training session then to the building site and then back for another training session. It’s not so much the fact that it’s physically demanding as it is mentally demanding. It’s not ideal.

“Fighting for my first title is definitely a step towards that and I’m looking forward to Friday. This is only my third fight with MTK Global and it’s a title fight so I’m grateful to them for the opportunity.”

Sheedy's clash with Wigglesworth is one of the standout fights on Price's undercard, which also includes Jazza Dickens, Craig Bunn, Neslan Machado and Mike McGoldrick.