Sexton marks his return with victory

Sam Sexton came through the pain of a badly bruised right hand to register a win on his first trip inside the ring in a year.

The Norwich heavyweight beat the durable Remigijus Ziausys in a London dinner show on Friday night, getting a much-needed six rounds under his belt on his way to a 60-54 shutout victory.

'I'm pleased with Sam's performance,' said trainer Graham Everett. 'Sam worked really well behind the jab and dominated proceedings.

'To be honest, he may have even stopped him late in the fight if it wasn't for a badly bruised hand he got as early as the second round.

'After 13 months out it is great to get Sam's career back moving again.'

There was a double success for Everett and Norwich, with the stylish Nathan Dale registering a victory on his first outing as a professional, beating awkward 6ft 1in Londoner Shaun Watt inside three rounds.

'Nathan produced an excellent performance after a little bit of an over-anxious first round,' Everett said. 'He settled down well, dominated proceedings in the second round and dropped Watt heavily in the third round, when Watt only just managed to beat the count.

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'But there was no respite as the all-action Dale tore into his opponent and the referee had no option but to call the fight off with Watt under heavy pressure.'

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