Sam Sexton dropped Larry Olubamiwo in the 2nd round on his way to a comfortable 6 rounds points win at the Epic Centre in Norwich on Saturday night in a rematch of their 2012 fight that ended early after Sexton was cut.
This time Sexton left no doubt after the unsatisfactory ending of the first meeting, in which he received 15 stitches in the cut, although he was awarded the win after 4 rounds had been completed.
After that first fight Olubamiwo tested positive for EPO and in June 2012 after admitting to using 13 banned substances, was subsequently banned for four years. The ban was lifted in late 2013 and Olubamiwo was able to resume his career. After an unsuccessful stint in Prizefighter last year this rematch was arranged to set the record straight.
Sexton boxed well and dominated the fight to take the referees decision 60-54. Olubamiwo did well to stay in the contest at times and to his credit took some big shots from Sexton but hung in to the end.
After Sexton’s last fight against Olubamiwo, the Norwich man went in with then British and Commonwealth champion David Price in an unsuccessful challenge for the titles, he was knocked out by the Liverpool man in the 4th round. But after this latest win Sexton could find himself challenging for the British title again after Price recently vacated.
On the form former Commonwealth champion Sexton shown on Saturday night, the rejuvenated heavyweight might this time be ready to claim the Lonsdale belt If he is given the chance. – Sexton improves his record to 19-3, 7KOs – Olubamiwo drops to 10-5, 9KOs.
Results from the Norwich undercard
Nathan Dale w pts 6 Lewis van Poetsch
Billy Bird w tko 3 Ben Robinson
Craig Poxton w pts 4 Ben Morrish
Charlie Garrod w pts 4 Angelo Crowe
Joe Payne w pts 4 Arvydas Trizno