Larry Olumbamiwo is relishing his chance to finish what he started on March 8th when he takes on Sam Sexton. There first contest finished early when the referee ruled that Sexton the winner after stopping the fight on an accidental cut something that left a bad taste in the mouth of Olubamiwo saying at the time “I have unfinished business with Sexton”.
The heavyweight known as the ‘War Machine’ said I know it has nothing to do with Sam and I really respect him as a boxer but it left a bad taste. I am not the sort of guy to rubbish my opponents or anyone else but I aim to finish what I started.
The London man travels to Sexton’s backyard for his chance to put the record straight and said “I know I’m going to his home town and I will get a hostile reception from his Norwich fans but that doesn’t bother me at all, in fact I am actually relishing the idea beating him in front of his own fans and I am drawing strength from that.
Larry has been out of the ring since that fight only returning after the British boxing board lifted a long ban. He made his comeback in the recent International Prizefighters but was halted in the first round. “Yea I made my comeback in Prizefighter but anyone who reads anything into that would be very foolish” said the Olubamiwo “
The referee got the knockdown wrong it was definitely a slip but it was just about the money. After a long lay off I needed the money and that was what pushed me on. I had a bad cold 5 days before and was coughing up to the fight and I really should have pulled out, if it was any other fight I would have done, but as I say I needed the money. This time preparations have gone really well and I am fit and feeling strong and as I said really looking forward to the fight. “
There is certainly respect between the two boxers and Larry says “I know Sam and he is a really nice guy and a good boxer so I am not going to rubbish him. To be fair I thought he was beating Derek (Chisora) in both fights until he got stopped but that is heavyweight boxing”
“I feel this is an unofficial British title eliminator fight which is what I felt last time and I was right Sam went on to box David Price for the title. I think the exactly the same is true this time, the title race is wide open and I certainly think that whoever wins our fight will go on to a British title shot” “ that’s how I am looking at this fight and I aim to finish our business”.
Sexton and Olubamiwo clash as top of the bill on the Shamrock Boxing Promotion bill ‘Unfinished Business’ at the Epic TV Centre in Norwich on March 8th.
Promoter Mervyn Turner said “I am really pleased to get this fight on both boxers want to win this one as they see it as a chance to progress towards a title shot. Whilst I can’t say there is bad blood between the two Larry obviously feels hard done by with the way the decision went last time so there is a point to prove and a lot at stake. It will give the Norwich fans a real treat on the night to see this level of boxing in the City”.
The rest of the bill includes Chief Support unbeaten Nathan Dale who holds the British Master titles at welter and light welter weight. Dale is hoping to improve his 12-0 record and take another step towards an early shot at a title. “Titles are certainly my aim for this year for me and my team said Norwich’s Dale, I really enjoy The big occasion and can’t wait to step up to the next level.
The Undercard includes Billy ‘boy’ Bird, Charlie Garrod, Scott Moises, Craig Poxton, Bobby George and making his Debut Beccles Joe Payne.
On paper this should be a really exciting night of boxing and is probably one of the best bills we have put together up there and one I am really looking forward to said Turner.
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