Big Leaguer Charlie Sheehy Could Be Boxing’s Brock Purdy

Charlie Sheehy sees himself as similar to the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Brock Purdy.

Sheehy recently picked up an eight-round unanimous decision over Abdel Sauceda on the Teofimo Lopez-Jamaine Ortiz undercard. 

Sheehy is 25-years-old and a native of Brisbane, California, one town over from San Francisco and not far from where the Niners used to play at Candlestick Park. 

With a record of 9-0, 5 wins by way of knockout, Sheehy sees himself as the boxing equivalent to Brock Purdy. 

“I think I’m similar to Purdy in a way because we’re both in the ‘big leagues’, like me being with Top Rank him being a starter in the NFL, yet we’re overlooked or underrated,” Sheehy told

Purdy is nicknamed Mr. Irrelevant. It is an ode to being the last player picked in the 2022 draft but he has since led his team to the playoffs twice and the Super Bowl once. 

“I think I could be boxing’s Brock Purdy by continuing to win and showcasing my skills each time out especially as the fights and moments get bigger – I believe that is when people will see what makes me the fighter I am,” Sheehy continued.

A lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan, the fighter would enter Jimmy Ford’s Fire in the Ring Boxing Gym in Brisbane wearing a Niners jersey prior to training. Sheehy’s original trainer, Miguel Rios, fondly recalled countless instances of a sweat-drenched Patrick Willis jersey being taken off mid-training and Sheehy would train in his Willis jersey prior to their playoff run out of good luck. 

The Niners have not won the Super Bowl in his lifetime, but he believes both a world title and Super Bowl title are heading to the Super Bowl in the near future. Sheehy believes himself and Brock Purdy are going to be the ones who do it. 

For Sheehy’s last fight, it was Super Bowl weekend in Vegas. It was the perfect storm.

“It was super exciting to be fighting in the same city as the Super Bowl with the Niners in it,” he said. “It felt like that moment was meant for me and it was a great opportunity for me to represent San Francisco and the whole Bay Area on a huge card to start the year off.”