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Sexton-Price on 5/19 for British heavyweight title; Cunningham wants Tarver bout

SAM SEXTON reckons Liverpool sporting fans will be sick of Norwich by the middle of next month. The proud Norwich heavyweight is predicting a sporting double starting on Saturday when Paul Lambert’s men face Liverpool at Carrow Road.

But big Sam (15-2) believes the biggest shock will happen when he travels to Merseyside and challenges David Price (12-0) for the vacant British and Commonwealth crowns.

The bruisers clash at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday May 19th and both are promising plenty of thrills and spills at the world famous Grand National home.

Sexton, 27, said: “I reckon Norwich has a great chance of beating Liverpool this weekend and I aim to complete a famous sporting double.

“Price is a good fighter and I have the upmost respect for him, but I will take him to places he has never been.

“I have fought far better quality opponents and I think that will show.”

Both of the former Commonwealth champion’s losses have come against Dereck Chisora and he insists: “I will be in the shape of my life for David.

“I have had some brilliant sparring with Richard Towers who is 6ft 8in tall just like David.”

In the chief support Ashley Theophane (31-4-1) defends his British light-welterweight crown against local Steve Williams (12-1).

A special attraction sees classy Leeds boxer Adil Anwar (16-1) tackle Lenny Daws (23-2-2) in a vacant English title and eliminator for Theophane’s crown.

Other fights include: John Donnelly (13-2) v Mike Robinson (5-4-3) (English super-flyweight title), Paul Edwards (9-1) v Kevin Satchel (7-0) vacant English flyweight title, Bob Ajisafe (9-2) v Travis Dickinson (12-0) English light-heavyweight crown.

Tickets are selling fast. The are some available priced at £95 (ringside), £75 (main floor) and £55 (floor) from www.frankmaloney.com/www.ticketmaster.com

CUNNINGHAM – TARVER: A Social Media Experiment

PHILADELPHIA(April 25, 2012)—After many months of disregarding and downplaying a potential bout with former two-time International Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, former Light Heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver has finally stepped up to the plate, well sort of.

For the past several months, Cunningham & Tarver have been going back in forth on twitter but whenever the prospect of a fight gets brought up, Tarver has had one excuse after another and then Tarver took a June 2nd fight with little known Lateef Kayode.

Well finally Tarver, has acknowledged that a fight with Cunningham would be a meaningful one and has said a fight with Cunningham could happen if Cunningham could get support of the fans to tune in by garnering 20,000 twitter followers.

Team Cunningham decided to step up to the challenge and has launched a twitter campaign titled, "Can Twitter Make A Fight?- @USSvsMagicMan". This social media experiment will see if twitter is a powerful enough tool to get this fight made with the support of 20,000 boxing fans. The team acknowledges that this is a tall order given the lack of attention the cruiserweight division gets in the states, but they feel that if fans want to see a good fight, this should not matter.

When asked about the prospect of this fight happening, Cunningham said, "This is a fight I have wanted for the longest and Tarver has made up many excuses to not make it happen. I was honestly ready to move on from the idea, but he made the challenge and me and my team are crazy enough to call him on it. Following @USSvsMagicMan is not about being a fan of mine or Tarver's it's about being a fan of boxing and wanting to see a good fight and taking action to get it made".

Boxing fans are now asked to simply follow @USSvsMagicMan and when the number soars to the magic number of 20,000 then this important fight can and will happen.

Article posted on 26.04.2012



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