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Sexton in 2015
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Reach||71 in (180 cm)|
|Born||18 July 1984|
Norwich, Norfolk, England
|Wins by KO||9|
Sam Sexton (born 18 July 1984) is a British professional boxer. He held the Commonwealth heavyweight title from 2009 to 2010, the British heavyweight title from 2017 to 2018, and won the Prizefighter series in 2008.
Sexton started his professional career in September 2005, in his home town of Norwich when he defeated Paul Bonson over six rounds at Carrow Road. He ended up compiling a record of 7-0 before he was defeated by former ABA champion Dereck Chisora at the York Hall. The referee stopped the fight with 26 seconds to go in the last round. A distraught Sexton said after the fight "Maybe the occasion got to me. I really don't know. I'll go back watch the fight probably have a week off. I'll be back straight. I just didn't feel myself, but I'm not one to make excuses. I boxed, I lost, that's just the way it is".
On 12 September 2008, Sexton competed in the "Prizefighter" competition in Newcastle upon Tyne. He defeated Pelé Reid in the quarter-final and Luke Simpkin in the semi-final, both by unanimous decision. Sexton then defeated Chris Burton in the final, the only boxer with an unbeaten professional record, the fight was stopped 2:10 into the third and final round. Talking of his pride at winning the tournament and picking up the £25,000 top prize, Sexton said "Winning this is by far my top moment in boxing. I’ve represented England and that was fantastic boxing for my country but this is something completely different...I don’t think I’m far off a British title shot now and I will see what I get offered. Hopefully I will be boxing for the British title as soon as possible."
Following the tournament Sexton returned to the ring in November in order to challenge for his first professional title belt, the Southern Area Championship. In the opposing corner, Colin Kenna was stopped in the 6th round to give Sexton his first professional belt.
Sexton fought Martin Rogan for his first defence of the Commonwealth heavyweight title, at the Odyssey, Belfast on 15 May 2009. Sexton defeated Rogan, handing him his first professional loss, after the doctor ruled that Rogan was unfit to continue in the 8th round due to a closed eye.
On 6 November at the same venue, he stopped Rogan in a rematch to retain his title. Rogan's corner threw in the towel before the start of the 7th round, handing Sexton the win. Rogan cited a neck injury preventing him using his left arm when interviewed afterwards, as the reason for being pulled out by his corner. On 13 February 2010, Sexton was due to fight Danny Williams for the British title at Wembley Arena but had to pull out with a hand injury. The fight was rearranged for May but Sexton pulled out after his mother suffered a brain aneurysm and was replaced by Dereck Chisora. Sexton fought for the British title on 18 September, matched up against Dereck Chisora.
|Professional record summary|
|28 fights||24 wins||4 losses|
|28||Loss||24–4||Hughie Fury||TKO||5 (12), 2:03||12 May 2018||Whites Hotel, Bolton, England||Lost British heavyweight title|
|27||Win||24–3||Gary Cornish||UD||12||6 Oct 2017||Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland||Won vacant British heavyweight title|
|26||Win||23–3||Hari Miles||TKO||2 (6), 0:19||15 Jul 2016||The Halls, Norwich, England|
|25||Win||22–3||Peter Erdos||TKO||4 (6), 0:47||4 Mar 2016||The Halls, Norwich, England|
|24||Win||21–3||Tomas Mrazek||PTS||6||20 Nov 2015||The Halls, Norwich, England|
|23||Win||20–3||Kamil Sokolowski||PTS||6||18 Sep 2015||The Halls, Norwich, England|
|22||Win||19–3||Larry Olubamiwo||PTS||6||8 Mar 2014||Epic TV Studios, Norwich, England|
|21||Win||18–3||Jiri Svacina||PTS||6||15 Jun 2013||Epic TV Studios, Norwich, England|
|20||Win||17–3||Tomas Mrazek||PTS||6||22 Mar 2013||Epic TV Studios, Norwich, England|
|19||Win||16–3||Tayar Mehmed||TKO||2, 1:10||10 Nov 2012||Norfolk Showground, Norwich, England|
|18||Loss||15–3||David Price||KO||4 (12), 2:07||19 May 2012||Aintree Racecourse, Aintree, England||For vacant British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles|
|17||Win||15–2||Larry Olubamiwo||TD||5 (8)||13 Jan 2012||York Hall, London, England||Points TD after Sexton was cut from an accidental head clash|
|16||Win||14–2||Remigijus Ziausys||PTS||6||14 Oct 2011||Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London, England|
|15||Loss||13–2||Dereck Chisora||TKO||9 (12), 2:53||18 Sep 2010||LG Arena, Birmingham, England||Lost Commonwealth heavyweight title;|
For British heavyweight title
|14||Win||13–1||Martin Rogan||RTD||6 (12), 3:00||6 Nov 2009||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title|
|13||Win||12–1||Martin Rogan||TKO||8 (12), 2:37||15 May 2009||Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Won Commonwealth heavyweight title|
|12||Win||11–1||Colin Kenna||TKO||6 (10), 1:16||21 Nov 2008||York Hall, London, England||Won vacant British Southern Area heavyweight title|
|11||Win||10–1||Chris Burton||TKO||3 (3), 2:10||12 Sep 2008||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England||Prizefighter II: heavyweight final|
|10||Win||9–1||Luke Simpkin||UD||3||12 Sep 2008||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England||Prizefighter II: heavyweight semi-final|
|9||Win||8–1||Pelé Reid||UD||3||12 Sep 2008||Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England||Prizefighter II: heavyweight quarter-final|
|8||Loss||7–1||Dereck Chisora||TKO||6 (6), 2:34||14 Jun 2008||York Hall, London, England|
|7||Win||7–0||Darren Morgan||PTS||6||12 Jan 2008||York Hall, London, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Luke Simpkin||TKO||5 (6)||13 Oct 2007||York Hall, London, England|
|5||Win||5–0||Paul King||PTS||6||16 Mar 2007||Norfolk Showground, Norwich, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Lee Mountford||TKO||2 (6)||15 Oct 2006||Mercy XS, Norwich, England|
|3||Win||3–0||István Kecskés||PTS||4||12 May 2006||York Hall, London, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Jason Callum||PTS||6||11 Dec 2005||Lava Ignite, Norwich, England|
|1||Win||1–0||Paul Bronson||PTS||6||3 Sep 2005||Carrow Road, Norwich, England|
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byMicky Steeds
| British Southern Area
21 November 2008 – May 2009
Title next held byLarry Olubamiwo
15 May 2009 – 18 September 2010
Title last held byDillian Whyte
| British heavyweight champion
6 October 2017 – 12 May 2018
|Honorary boxing titles|
| Prizefighter 2: heavyweight
12 September 2008