Sexton: Price and Fury Have Flaws, I Can Exploit Them

By Phil D. Jay

Sam Sexton has every belief that he can become the British heavyweight champion at the second attempt on May 19th, when the 27 year-old locks horns with world title prospect David Price in Liverpool.

The former Commonwealth title holder claims he has seen weaknesses in the Scousers’ armory that he can exploit and fully intends on leaving the Aintree Equestrian Centre with the Lonsdale belt.

“He's got a style I can see a couple of flaws in. I'm very confident,” Sexton told BBC Norfolk.

"I want that British title so bad and all I'm going to say is I'm going to get it.

"It's a fight I really fancy. He's tall and awkward and he's a big hitter. I definitely don't think he's been tested yet. I've been in with big hitters. My last fight (against Larry Olubamiwo) was supposedly a big hitter.

"Everyone in the heavyweight game can punch. I know David's got a hard punch but has he tested it against somebody who's got a chin?"

Sexton stepped into the breach when Tyson Fury failed to agree terms with Price over a defence of his belts and the challenger is willing to give Fury the opportunity to regain his titles after dispatching of Price in the late spring.

"People can say he was scared or that he did it because of this or that,” stated Sexton.

"I'm sure he's got his reasons. I can't see a Rogan fight being a good fight for him, especially after I've beaten him twice.

"But maybe after I win the British title Fury can fight for it again. Fury's a good fighter but he's got so many flaws that can be exploited and I'm definitely the man to do that,” he added.

The bout will be shown live on Sky Sports on May 19th with the undercard to be announced in the coming weeks. Former British flyweight champion Paul Edwards and the returning heavyweight Matt Skelton are in with a chance of making the bill, with the latter maybe eyeing a shot at the winner.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 03-08-2012

sexton is a decent fighter but he's got such a short reach he can be hit too often. i think price is going to win this fight with little trouble. i still am curious how well price can take a…

Comment by SelectOne on 03-08-2012

Price is the future if he can get manny steward in his corner we have a new lennox lewis

Comment by grape drink on 03-08-2012

Price has great power. I can see him stoppng Sexton in the first round, or the second.

Comment by iodom03 on 03-08-2012

I cant see Sexton beating these 2 lads. I think his chin is suspect, and a fight with either of the 2 would reach the score cards.

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