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Ireland's Con Sheehan gets pro boxing career off to a winning start

Tipp heavyweight picks up the W in Los Angeles.

IT WAS RICE and easy for Con Sheehan as the Irishman got his pro boxing career off to a winning start in America overnight.

The Tipperary fighter beat Jonathan Rice by unanimous decision (39-37, 40-36, 40-36) on his heavyweight debut in Los Angeles.

“Good steady win tonight against a monster and good fighter,” Sheehan tweeted.

“Nice to get the ball rolling, thanks for support.”

Clonmel native Sheehan won six Irish senior titles before turning pro and moving to train under Virgil Hunter at the famed King’s Boxing Gym in Oakland.

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