Sam Sexton unfortunately has had to pull out of his British heavyweight title challenge against Danny Williams.
The 25-year old commonwealth heavyweight champion is currently attending his mother’s bedside at Addenbrooke’s Hospital after she suffered a brain aneurysm.
His management team have released this statement.
“Sam has been unable to continue his training for the past week and for the foreseeable future until his mother is out of danger,” it read.
“After extensive discussion with his trainer it was decided that Sam was not in a fit state of mind for any fight, let alone a championship fight.”
Derek Chisora 25, will step in to face Williams at Upton Park on the under card of Kevin Mitchell’s Interim WBO World lightweight title fight with Michael Katsidis this coming Saturday night.
Chisora who beat Sexton in June 2008, the Norwich man’s only professional defeat, jumped at the chance for this unexpected title shot, and also sent his regards to Sam Sexton and his family.
“First of all my thoughts are with Sam and his family at this time and I hope his mother makes a full recovery.
“The opportunity to fight Williams again was presented to me and I took the fight straight away,” he said.
This is the second time this fight has been called off, the first meeting between the two was cancelled when Sexton damaged his hand.
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