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Sam Sexton

Sam Sexton
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Sexton in 2015
Statistics
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
NationalityBritish
Born (1984-07-18) 18 July 1984 (age 34)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins24
Wins by KO9
Losses4

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.

Professional career

Early years

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".[1]

Prizefighter champion

On 12 September 2008, Sexton competed in the "Prizefighter" competition in Newcastle upon Tyne.[2] 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.[3] 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."[4]

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.[5]

Commonwealth heavyweight champion

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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] Sexton fought for the British title on 18 September, matched up against Dereck Chisora.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
28 fights 24 wins 4 losses
By knockout 9 4
By decision 15 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Loss 24–4 United Kingdom Hughie Fury TKO 5 (12), 2:03 12 May 2018 United Kingdom Whites Hotel, Bolton, England Lost British heavyweight title
27 Win 24–3 United Kingdom Gary Cornish UD 12 6 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland Won vacant British heavyweight title
26 Win 23–3 United Kingdom Hari Miles TKO 2 (6), 0:19 15 Jul 2016 United Kingdom The Halls, Norwich, England
25 Win 22–3 Hungary Peter Erdos TKO 4 (6), 0:47 4 Mar 2016 United Kingdom The Halls, Norwich, England
24 Win 21–3 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek PTS 6 20 Nov 2015 United Kingdom The Halls, Norwich, England
23 Win 20–3 Poland Kamil Sokolowski PTS 6 18 Sep 2015 United Kingdom The Halls, Norwich, England
22 Win 19–3 United Kingdom Larry Olubamiwo PTS 6 8 Mar 2014 United Kingdom Epic TV Studios, Norwich, England
21 Win 18–3 Czech Republic Jiri Svacina PTS 6 15 Jun 2013 United Kingdom Epic TV Studios, Norwich, England
20 Win 17–3 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek PTS 6 22 Mar 2013 United Kingdom Epic TV Studios, Norwich, England
19 Win 16–3 Bulgaria Tayar Mehmed TKO 2, 1:10 10 Nov 2012 United Kingdom Norfolk Showground, Norwich, England
18 Loss 15–3 United Kingdom David Price KO 4 (12), 2:07 19 May 2012 United Kingdom Aintree Racecourse, Aintree, England For vacant British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
17 Win 15–2 United Kingdom Larry Olubamiwo TD 5 (8) 13 Jan 2012 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Points TD after Sexton was cut from an accidental head clash
16 Win 14–2 Lithuania Remigijus Ziausys PTS 6 14 Oct 2011 United Kingdom Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London, England
15 Loss 13–2 United Kingdom Dereck Chisora TKO 9 (12), 2:53 18 Sep 2010 United Kingdom LG Arena, Birmingham, England Lost Commonwealth heavyweight title;
For British heavyweight title
14 Win 13–1 United Kingdom Martin Rogan RTD 6 (12), 3:00 6 Nov 2009 United Kingdom Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
13 Win 12–1 United Kingdom Martin Rogan TKO 8 (12), 2:37 15 May 2009 United Kingdom Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland Won Commonwealth heavyweight title
12 Win 11–1 United Kingdom Colin Kenna TKO 6 (10), 1:16 21 Nov 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Won vacant British Southern Area heavyweight title
11 Win 10–1 United Kingdom Chris Burton TKO 3 (3), 2:10 12 Sep 2008 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England Prizefighter II: heavyweight final
10 Win 9–1 United Kingdom Luke Simpkin UD 3 12 Sep 2008 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England Prizefighter II: heavyweight semi-final
9 Win 8–1 United Kingdom Pelé Reid UD 3 12 Sep 2008 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England Prizefighter II: heavyweight quarter-final
8 Loss 7–1 United Kingdom Dereck Chisora TKO 6 (6), 2:34 14 Jun 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Darren Morgan PTS 6 12 Jan 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
6 Win 6–0 United Kingdom Luke Simpkin TKO 5 (6) 13 Oct 2007 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Paul King PTS 6 16 Mar 2007 United Kingdom Norfolk Showground, Norwich, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Lee Mountford TKO 2 (6) 15 Oct 2006 United Kingdom Mercy XS, Norwich, England
3 Win 3–0 Hungary István Kecskés PTS 4 12 May 2006 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Jason Callum PTS 6 11 Dec 2005 United Kingdom Lava Ignite, Norwich, England
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Paul Bronson PTS 6 3 Sep 2005 United Kingdom Carrow Road, Norwich, England

References

  1. ^ EDP24 | Warren keen to give Sexton chance for revenge
  2. ^ "Sexton eyes Prizefighter victory". BBC Sport. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Chris Burton v Sam Sexton – LIVE!". The Northern Echo. 12 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  4. ^ British Boxing.net | Sexton claims second prizefighter title Archived 15 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ EDP 24 | Victory for Sexton
  6. ^ "Rogan rocked by Sexton". Sky Sports. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  7. ^ BoxingNews365 > Sexton Retains Against Rogan Archived 24 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Sam Sexton withdraws from Danny Williams title fight

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Micky Steeds
British Southern Area
heavyweight champion

21 November 2008 – May 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Larry Olubamiwo
Preceded by
Martin Rogan
Commonwealth
heavyweight champion

15 May 2009 – 18 September 2010
Succeeded by
Dereck Chisora
Vacant
Title last held by
Dillian Whyte
British heavyweight champion
6 October 2017 – 12 May 2018
Succeeded by
Hughie Fury
Honorary boxing titles
Previous:
Martin Rogan
Prizefighter 2: heavyweight
tournament champion

12 September 2008
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Audley Harrison