Revenge top of the bill for Callum
CHRIS LAKEY Midlands heavyweight Jason Callum says he isn't prepared to be a stepping stone to great things for up-and-coming Norwich fighter Sam Sexton.
Midlands heavyweight Jason Callum says he isn't prepared to be a stepping stone to great things for up-and-coming Norwich fighter Sam Sexton.
The two meet in a top-of-the-bill clash at Mercy nightclub in Norwich a week on Sunday - and Callum is clearly expecting to exact revenge for a points defeat by the 22-year-old last November.
Since then, Sexton's promise has been noted by the likes of Danny Williams and Matt Skelton, both of whom have had the services of Sexton in sparring sessions.
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However, Callum isn't impressed.
"Sparring with Danny Williams and Matt Skelton is one thing, but that still doesn't make Sexton a contender. This is a tough game and it only takes one punch, especially in this division," said the 29-year-old, who claimed there were extenuating circumstances for his six-round loss to Sexton.
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"When we boxed each other last time I had lost my way and I really didn't have my mind on the job.
"More to the point, I took the fight at 24 hours notice just to earn a few quid, but now I have a new team behind me led by Glen Smith and I really do believe I can go all the way.
"I'm a former ABA semi-finalist and have been sparring with Roman Greenberg, Scott Gammer and Luke Simpkin.
"Sexton will be a bit of a doddle after this and he needs to be aware that come October 15, he is going to be in for the fight of his life.
"His team wanted it over eight two-minute rounds, but we've gone one better and said, 'no, let's see what your boy is really made of and let's do it over six three-minute rounds'.
"Now that's a test and then we'll see how he picks himself up once his precious unbeaten record has gone."