20 April 2009 – Press Release
Norwich puncher Sam Sexton says he will ruin Martin Rogan’s homecoming on May 15 in Belfast.
Sexton will tackle Rogan for the Commonwealth heavyweight title at the Odyssey Arena on an action-packed card to be televised by Sky Sports.
And the Norwich puncher is vowing to derail Rogan’s world title dream following back-to-back victories over Audley Harrison and Matt Skelton.
“To beat someone like Rogan you have to show him no respect and go straight to him. I’m not planning on any fancy dan boxing, I’m just going to meet him head on and see what he’s got and if he can take what he dishes out,” said Sexton.
“I know I’m going to be in for a war and I’ll have to go into the trenches but that is what I relish.
“I know there will be a hostile crowd in Belfast, but as soon as I start landing then I’ll silence them.
“This fight is being billed as a big homecoming for Rogan after two hard fights on the road, but don’t expect me to be the fall guy. I feel sorry for all the Belfast fans who are turning up expecting a Rogan win, I just want them to know now that I’m coming to ruin his little party.
Sexton, still only 24, has shown plenty of promise in his 12 fights to date, winning 11 of them.
And like Rogan, he triumphed in a Prizefighter heavyweight tournament, pocketing 25,000 after winning three times in one night.
“That was a nice bit of cash,” said Sexton.
“But I know that if I beat Rogan then there will be even bigger sums on offer.
“Domestically, Martin is the man to beat at the moment, and if I knock him out then I’m going to be in line for some big pay days.”