Ashley Sexton Is Up For A Bit Of Ussie Bashing
ASHLEY SEXTON can shoot from the lip, but the time has come to prove he can fire from the hip as well.
The Cocky Cheshunt boxer challenges Usman Ahmed for the vacant English flyweight title at Brentwood Centre on Friday (22/1) on Frank Maloney’s quality bill.
Unbeaten Sexton (8-0) will be on the brink of facing British champion Shinny Bayaar if he beats his Derby rival.
Sexton, 22, won four national titles as an amateur and reckons his amateur pedigree could take him to the top of the professional game this year.
He says: “Because of my amateur experience and class of boxers I have mixed with I feel confident that I can clean up the division in quick time.”
Ahmed, 28, (6-2-1) challenged Chris Edwards for the British and Commonwealth titles last year, going down on points.
He bounced back from that setback last month outpointing former Welsh amateur star Kyle King on points
‘Ussie’ warned Sexton: “He’s not fought anybody the same calibre has me.
“Sexton has just fought a load of foreigners who he has been able to push around, but I will punch back. I won’t be bullied.”
Topping the Brentwood bill is Ian Napa’s (19-7) British bantamweight title defence against Yorkshireman Jamie McDonnell.
Heavyweight hope Larry Olubamiwo (6-1) moves up a notch when he boxes Irish puncher Scott Belshaw (10-3).
Tickets for this top class show, priced £80 and £35 are available on line www.frankmaloney.com or 08712261508.