TwitterFacebook

Exclusive: Sam Sexton’s fulfils title promise to his late mother after being close to retirement

James Tonks

I am the owner of Ringnews24 and the KO Boxing Forum. I love watching and talking boxing with fans, and members can find me on Ringnews24’s KO Boxing Forum. I enjoy interviewing boxers and watching old, new and classic fights.

Follow James Tonks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Sam Sexton won the British title at his third attempt against Gary Cornish at the Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh. The 33-year-old won the fight on points to be crowned British champion.

Sexton first fought for the title in 2010 against, Dereck Chisora. Sexton lost the fight by TKO in round nine.

Another chance to fight for the British title came in 2012 against Liverpool’s David Price. Sexton went on to lose the fight when he was KO’d in round four.

See Also

Victory against ‘The Highlander’ crowned Sam Sexton the new British heavyweight champion. Sexton revealed he was close to retirement prior to the Cornish fight.

He told Ringnews24.com:

“I did, yeah [retirement]. Just literally months before the Cornish fight I said to my trainer: ‘that’s it.’ Nothing was happening in the gym at the time and I had a bad injury. I kind of lost my enthusiasm for boxing and he [Trainer, Graham Everett] just pulled me through and said: ‘stick with it, something will come up soon’ and it did. The Cornish fight came up and we took it.”

Sexton was the proud owner of the Lonsdale belt and he shared what it meant to him:

”It’s brilliant [winning title] – I’ve been through a lot to get there really. Two years before I thought maybe I wouldn’t box anymore. I was out with a bad injury and my trainer pulled me through and said you know this is coming up. Once you win the British title you’re back on the scene. So, I pushed myself and I got it done. “

Sexton lost his mother, but he managed to fulfil a promise he made to her:

“I promised my late mother that I’d do it for her and I told her I’d take the belt to her grave the next day and I did. I kept my promise and it was a bit emotional at the end really. “

Ringnews24 would like to offer it’s condolences to Sam Sexton and the Sexton family on the passing of his mother.

Read more articles about: , ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Andrew Moloney set for rematch against conqueror Joshua Franco

Andrew Moloney set for rematch against conqueror Joshua Franco

Super flyweight Andrew ‘The Barber’ Moloney 21-1 (14) will get the chance to reclaim his WBA ‘regular’ title when he faces off against conqueror Joshua Franco 17-1-2 (8) later this year. The 29-year-old Australian suffered his first career loss to…

Michael Hunter leaves Matchroom, looks forward to September return

Michael Hunter leaves Matchroom, looks forward to September return

Heavyweight contender Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter 18-1-1 (12) has split from Matchroom Boxing but still expects to be back in the ring in September. The 31-year-old American has gone 6-0-1 since moving up to heavyweight with the draw coming agains…

Floyd Mayweather lashes out after being listed behind Sugar Ray…

Floyd Mayweather lashes out after being listed behind Sugar Ray Leonard on all-time welterweight list

Floyd Mayweather has hit back after being listed behind Sugar Ray Leonard in a list of all-time great welterweights. The 43-year-old American won his first world championship at super featherweight and worked his way up the weights before finally …

Vasiliy Lomachenko set to face Teofimo Lopez on September 19

Vasiliy Lomachenko set to face Teofimo Lopez on September 19

WBC, WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko 14-1 (10) is set to face IBF counterpart Teofimo Lopez 15-0 (12) in an exciting four-belt unification bout on September 19, according to promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Lomachenko was initial…

Jarrell Miller insists he did nothing wrong following failed drug…

Jarrell Miller insists he did nothing wrong following failed drug test

Disgraced heavyweight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller has denied knowingly taken a performance enhancing drug following his failed drug test last month. The test result put the kybosh on his planned ring return against Jerry Forrest in Las Vegas on July…

Jermall Charlo wants Canelo Alvarez but will accept Sergiy Derevyanchenko…

Jermall Charlo wants Canelo Alvarez but will accept Sergiy Derevyanchenko fight

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo 30-0 (22) wants his chance to match his skills against consensus world middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 53-1-2 (36) but will settle for Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-2 (10) if the fight cannot…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US