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Sexton and Butler Eyeing BoxAcademy Win to Springboard British Title Hopes

At York Hall on 5th July, Ashley Sexton and Paul Butler will go head to head on BoxAcademy’s next show at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, in a contest that will go some way to determine who is Britain’s best Super-Flyweight prospect, with the winner sure put themselves at the front of the queue for a British title shot.

Sexton has already tasted an English title at flyweight, and believes that he is back at that level again at Super Flyweight. The Cheshunt man will be looking to impress as he looks to scale to the top of his new weight class. He said “My showdown with Butler is an important stepping stone on my way to a British title opportunity, there’s no way he’s going to come in between me and a possible shot at the Lonsdale belt.’

He added “ BoxAcademy is a fantastic concept because it puts up and coming prospects like myself and Paul in together at an early stage, which gives the winner a chance of progressing faster to title level. I’m going to seize this opportunity and look to graduate from BoxAcademy to a British Title as quickly as possible.’

However his Merseysider opponent, Butler, will have other ideas. The 7-0 prospect has been working hard under the tutorage of Anthony Farnell and is sure that Sexton is going to feel the power that he has been developing in the gym, he said ‘I think I’ve got the power to cause Sexton all kinds of problems. I’m not looking past Sexton at all but I really do believe I can impress at BoxAcademy which will put me in a great position to conquer the division. As far as I’m concerned he stands between me and a British title shot which means he’s in for a hard night at York Hall!’ 

Pitting unbeaten prospects against each other, is one of the characteristics Queensberry Promotions are hoping to make typical of the BoxAcademy format, as they attempt to bring on fighters at a faster rate with tougher match ups, specifically chosen to help them develop their ring craft. Francis Warren of Queensberry said “Ashley and Paul facing off is really what the BoxAcademy concept is all about. Both are fantastic prospects looking to get themselves into title contention, and what better way to do this than proving themselves against the other best up and coming prospects in the division. It’s really an exciting tough to call showdown which I’m thoroughly looking forward to”

Also featured on the BoxAcademy London bill is a Super Featherweight, 10 round dust-up between Irish prospect Stephen Ormond (11-1)and West Ham resident, Mickey Coveney (13-5). Last time out Ormond was just shaded by Paul Appleby, in an extremely close fight and he’ll be looking to get his title aspirations back on track with a tough learning fight against Coveney.

The exciting Mitchell Smith gets another outing after an hugely impressive debut last month, whilst Daryll Williams, Joey Taylor, Tom Baker and Charlie Hoy are also get the chance to impress.

Sponsors of the BoxAcademy concept, Rainham Steel, will once again be providing a £1000 bonus to the winners of the popular ‘Fight of the Night’ competition. Both winner and loser of the contest will get the cash bonus in an innovative move that Queensberry are hoping will ensure the fans see their favourites in competitive contests.

The action will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation, Sky Ch. 456 and Virgin Ch. 546. Subscribe at www.boxnation.com.


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