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Ashley Sexton added to Darren Barker undercard

Ashley Sexton added to Darren Barker undercard

Unbeaten flyweight champ to fight in London on April 30

Unbeaten English flyweight champion Ashley Sexton will appear on the undercard of Darren Barker’s European Middleweight title fight against Domenico Spada at London Olympia on April 30.

The 23 year-old stretched his unblemished record to 11 fights on Saturday with a unanimous points victory over Salim Salimov at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany, the tenth win of his career so far.

Sexton’s opponent on the Barker show has yet to be confirmed but the Hertfordshire fighter is keen to put on a good show live on Sky Sports as he aims for another British title shot after a draw with Shinny Bayaar in his last attempt at the belt last May.

“I’m really excited to be boxing on a Matchroom show,” said Sexton. “The atmosphere at their shows is always great and with me being on the undercard to such a great fight the atmosphere is going to be electric! I used to train with Darren back in the amateurs so it’ll be like old times.”

“Flash Ash” turned pro in August 2008 and won four of his first eight fights inside the distance before his first title challenge in his ninth outing. He faced Usman Ahmed for the vacant English belt in Brentwood in January 2010 and claimed his first major title with a devastating first round knockout.

Sexton followed this victory with a challenge to Bayaar’s British title but the judges couldn’t separate the pair after a bloody battle in Dagenham.

Unbeaten Londoner Barker is aiming to reclaim the vacant European strap against the tough Italian, the belt he had to vacate when injury forced him to withdraw from a defence against Matthew Macklin in September.

Tickets for Darren Barker v Domenico Spada on April 30 are available now from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved, £60 ringside, £80 inner ringside and £120 VIP – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

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