Unbeaten British Flyweight Ashley Sexton flew out to Hamburg, Germany today to fight on the undercard of the eagerly awaited heavyweight title unification battle between IBF/WBO and IBO champ Wladimir Klitschko and WBA king David Haye.
Ashley, 11-0-1 puts his unbeaten record on the line in a rematch against Mike Robinson from Liverpool, who proved a tough and awkward customer in Sexton’s last fight. Sexton ran out a 78-76 winner back in April.
Ashley built an impressive amateur career, which saw him travel the world and represent England from School Boy to senior level, collecting multi national titles along the way.
Sexton, fought for Chestnut Boxing Club decided to hang up his head guard and vest in 2008, to try and forge a career in the paid ranks. And what a start the flashy fighter has made to his professional career, showing glimpses of punch power unheard of in the lower weight divisions.
The highlight of Sexton’s career thus far was his one round destruction of Usman Ahmed. The knockout was savage and portrayed the power that Sexton does possess, as former British and Commonwealth flyweight champion Chris Edwards had to go the full 12-rounds to defeat Ahmed.
The strength of his performance culminated in a British title tilt against Shinny Bayaar. Unfortunately for Sexton his fight with the Mongolian born champion ended in a draw, but the fact that Ashley can challenge for domestics titles after just 10 professional bouts speaks volumes about his talent.
June 30, 2011