Sexton beats Olubamiwo again; McKenzie rolls on with stoppage

Phil Jay 09/03/2014

Norwich heavyweight Sam Sexton ended any argument with old rival Larry Olubamiwo following a comprehensive six-round victory over the big man in a hometown rematch.

The former Commonwealth champion was handed a 2012 technical decision win over Olubamiwo after suffering a bad cut, which set up an inevitable return because of the way that fight had ended.

This time around, Sexton, 29, took every session of the bout to record a shut-out 60-54 win, although confusion over a standing count for Olubamiwo may have seen that card come back as 60-53.

Sexton is one of the names mentioned to fight for the British title vacated by David Price – with a decision due from the British Board in the coming weeks.

Elsewhere at York Hall, ex-pro footballer Leon McKenzie remained unbeaten since deciding to extend his family tradition by entering the ring as he took out Nikola Varbanov in just two rounds.

The 35 year-old connected with some brutal body shots that the young Bulgarian just couldn’t take and the fight was over early in the round. McKenzie pushed his record to 3-0-1 with his second career stoppage and keeps driving towards his dream of a possible English title shot.

On top billing at the famous London venue, George Jupp improved to 9-2 by overcoming Gia Atenov at the super-featherweight limit, meaning he 23 year-old has now won his last six fights on the spin.

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