By William Mackay: Undefeated heavyweight David Price (13-0, 11 KO’s) blasted out the shorter, weaker Sam Sexton (15-3, 6 KO’s) in the 4th round tonight to win the vacant British heavyweight title in Aintree. Price put Sexton down a total of three times before the fight was eventually stopped in the 4th.
Sexton had problems getting close enough to land his shorter punches because Price was fighting a stiff jab for most of the fight, and that kind of kept Sexton stuck on the outside unable to do much of anything at all.
Price knocked Sexton down with a hard left hook, right hand combination in the 3rd round.
In the opening moments of the 4th, Price sent Sexton down for a second time when he hit him with a big right hand and then unloaded on him with some heavy shots. After the action resumed, Price landed some choice shots ending with a powerful left hook that sent Sexton down for the third and final time in the fight.
After the fight, Price said to Sky Sports News “I’m ready to move and challenge the best out there. I’ve got to take my time of course, but I’ve got to make a gradual step up.”
Overall, it was a good fight for Price for what he was up against. It was a mismatch, as he didn’t have to really worry about anything coming back at him. Price still seems a little stiff in the upper body, and the win didn’t answer any of the questions about whether Price can take a solid shot from a good heavyweight. We’ll have to wait a bit longer until Price eventually fights someone good.
Judging from the comments made by him and his promoter Frank Maloney, it appears that Price will continue on the soft diet of 3rd tier opposition for awhile yet. Sooner or later he’s going to have to fight someone good and hopefully he’ll be able to stand up to taking some big shots.