Sam Sexton’s heavyweight title fight against Gary Cornish rescheduled for October

Sam Sexton will fight Gary Cornish in Edinburgh on October 6. Picture: Jerry Daws/

Sam Sexton will fight Gary Cornish in Edinburgh on October 6. Picture: Jerry Daws/ - Credit: Jerry Daws/stillfocused

Sam Sexton's British Heavyweight title fight against Gary Cornish has been rescheduled for Friday, October 6 at Meadowbank Stadium, Scotland.

The fight was originally scheduled for May 20 in Motherwell but Sexton had to pull out on medical grounds.

Sexton's last outing saw him produce an impressive knockout at The Halls against Hari Miles in a second round stoppage.

Sexton was then due to go on and fight Dillian Whyte for the British title but the Londoner relinquished the title in favour of taking his chance on the world stage.

Sexton, 32, is on an eight-fight winning run to take his record to 23 wins and three defeats – losing only to David Price and Dereck Chisora. Cornish's only defeat in 24 outings was to Anthony Joshua last September.

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If Sexton were to see off Cornish then he could find himself in line to take on 19-year-old heavyweight Derek Dubois.

Dubois' promoter, Frank Warren, is keen for the BBBC to lower the minimum age of 21 for someone challenging for the British title so that his charge can face the winner of Sexton against Cornish.

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Warren said: 'Sexton's fighting Cornish for the vacant title and Daniel would like the winner of that.

'I really don't think it'll be a problem (for the BBBC to change their ruling). He's an exceptional athlete.'

Dubois, who has stopped all four of his professional opponents inside the distance, said: 'I'd love to. I'd jump at the chance for a British title fight.'

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