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Hughie Fury Drops, Stops Sam Sexton in Five For British Title

Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton - In a battle for the British heavyweight title, Hughie Fury (21-1, 11 KOs) dropped Sam Sexton (24-4, 9 KOs) two times on a direct path to score a stoppage victory in the fifth round.

For Fury, this was his first fight since suffering his first career defeat last September - a twelve round majority decision at the hands of then WBO world champion Joseph Parker.

And for Sexton, he was riding a nine fight win streak. His last defeat came at the hands of an undefeated David Price in May of 2012.

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Fury came out boxing in the first, using distance and pumping his jab. Sexton was pushing forward and looking to rough Fury up with an inside fight.

The second saw Fury control most of the action with his boxing. Sexton was unable to land anything of note.

Sexton was starting to do a little better in the third, by cutting off the distance better. Fury was still in the full control of the bout. Sexton was having a lot of trouble dealing with the movement and the difference in speed.

The first taste of drama began in the fourth. Sexton was coming on strong and seemed to be working his way into the fight - but then Fury landed a big right hand in the final minute that rocked and dropped Sexton. The clock ran out before Fury could really follow up.

In the fifth round, Fury came out controlling the action. Sexton seemed to shake off the previous round and began to once again come forward with winging shots. And then Fury landed another big counter right that dropped Sexton on his back. Sexton got up and appeared to be in bad shape, with the referee taking a very close look and deciding to wave off the contest. There was no argument from Sexton when the referee stopped the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MoneyKing on 05-16-2018

[B] Great stunning performance by Hughie Fury and 2.9 million tuned into Channel 5 Saturday night - maybe just maybe thanks to Graham Norton's boring annoying voice and the crappy Eurovision Song Contest. Will look forward to his next fight…

Comment by joe strong on 05-16-2018

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;18776385]I've heard Peter Fury and Hughie both saying that they were hoping that it would go into the second half and he was going to switch it up and start holding his feet more and standing his ground and then…

Comment by lefthooklead on 05-16-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18763500]A good come back fight after the Parker loss. I still think he back pedals too much & doesn't always put enough on that jab but he counter attacked very nicely a couple of times especially on the right…

Comment by TinAgeOfBoxing on 05-13-2018

Domestic level fighter, beat a very limited Sexton. Joyce would be an even match up so they don't want none of that work.

Comment by Hitman Hodgson on 05-12-2018

Looking at the rankings a fight against Big Baby or Pulev would be good next. I wouldn't rule out a rematch with Parker though

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