23rd May 2012

Price lands the KO blow in round 4
Beaten by rising heavyweight star David Price at the weekend, Sam Sexton has spoken about the fight and tipped his conqueror and new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Price to become a world-class fighter, if he isn’t already!
 
Sexton, the 2008 Prizefighter winner from Norwich, who had only ever lost to Dereck Chisora, was knocked-out in four rounds by the unbeaten Liverpool fighter after putting in a brave effort on Price’s turf at Aintree, in a battle for the vacant titles.
 
Sexton was knocked down twice during the fight, before the final finisher and after sharing the ring with Liverpudlian, Sexton told BBC Radio Norfolk that Price was better than he had expected. “He’s
better than I gave him credit for. If he’s not already, he’s going to
be a world class fighter.”
 
“He’s a massive puncher. Definitely the biggest puncher I’ve been in with.”

“As a pro he’s slowed up from what he would in the amateur game, but he’s technically very good,” said Sexton.

“I noticed when I was in there that he was always waiting for the counter shot.

“He knocked me
down and I thought ‘fair enough, you tagged me’. I was fine the first
and second time but obviously the third was waved off.”

Former Commonwealth gold and Olympic bronze medallist Price is now unbeaten in 13 professional fights, with 11 wins coming inside the distance.

 

Sexton though isn’t going to let the defeat to Price stop him from getting back in the ring and says he will be straight back believing he has plenty more left to give and promised we haven’t seen the best of him yet.

 
“I’ll get straight back in the ring again. You’ve definitely not seen the end of me,” insisted Sexton.

“Hopefully we can get more regular fights now and move forward quicker. I still don’t believe I’m anywhere near the finished article yet.”