Sheffield boxing: Sam Sheedy ready for his big break

Sam Sheedy beating Bradley Pryce
Sam Sheedy beating Bradley Pryce
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Sheffield’s Sam Sheedy could be two matches away from being Commonwealth light-middleweight champion, says his trainer Glyn Rhodes.

Sheedy is due to take part in a title eliminator against an unnamed African at the Magna Centre, Rotherham, a week on Sunday. “It will be a big test for Sam” said Rhodes. “Bradley Pryce is the best opponent he faced and he beat him pretty easily (eight round points win, Doncaster last July.)

Pryce has gone 10 rounds with Kell Brook’s next opponent, Frankie Gavin, and competed for 12 with Sergey Rabchenko for the European title, so is of undoubted pedigree. “That was a step up and if Sam had have lost people would have said he wasn’t ready for it. But he did alright. Sam has got power, but he’s not explosive in a Mike Tyson type of way. But he’s sharp, his weight is great and he’s confident.”