Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sexton and Rogan in Title Quest

The winner of Sam Sexton's Commonwealth heavyweight title fight with Martin Rogan will be in line for a crack at the British title. The pair meet in Belfast on November 6 at the Odyssey Arena in a highly-anticipated rematch. And the British Boxing Board of Control has announced that whoever emerges victorious will be mandatory challenger for the British title. It was widely expected that the title would become vacant following champion Danny Williams' loss in the recent Prizefighter tournament. But there is no indication that Williams will retire despite the set back, and the Board have decided not to strip him. However, given his recent form, both Sexton and Rogan will be confident of beating him. Belfast hero Rogan said, "I'd love to get a shot at Danny and take that British title off him. I saw him on Prizefighter and after that performance I know I could knock him out," Norwich puncher Sexton said, "I'm focused on Rogan, but a fight against Williams is a golden carrot for me. I want the British title to add to my Commonwealth crown and I'm going to finish off Rogan to get to Williams." Despite being a former world title challenger and a long-term British champion, Williams appears to be well and truly on the slide.Sexton and Rogan go at it again on November 6 following their controversial first fight. Norfolk's Sexton won it in the eighth round when he forced Rogan to retire with a badly swollen eye, but had been out on his feet earlier in the session. Tickets, priced at £25 (tier), £30 (tier), £40 (central tier), £60 (floor), £100 (floor) and £150 (ringside) are available from: Odyssey Arena Box Office 02890 739 074 Ticketmaster 0844 277 4455 Frank Warren Promotions 01992 550 888


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