Ashley Sexton and Paul Butler will collide at York Hall next month

Posted: June 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ashley Sexton and Paul Butler will go head to head on BoxAcademy’s next show at York Hall, Bethnal Green on July 5.

The fight will go some way to determine who is Britain’s best super-flyweight prospect – with the winner sure to put themselves at the front of the queue for a British title shot.


Sexton has already tasted an English title at flyweight, and believes that he is back at that level again in a different weight category.

The Cheshunt man will be looking to impress as he looks to scale to the top of his new weight class.

He said “My showdown with Butler is an important stepping stone on my way to a British title opportunity, there’s no way he’s going to come in between me and a possible shot at the Lonsdale belt.”

He added “BoxAcademy is a fantastic concept because it puts up and coming prospects like myself and Paul in together at an early stage, which gives the winner a chance of progressing faster to title level.

“I’m going to seize this opportunity and look to graduate from BoxAcademy to a British title as quickly as possible.”

However, his Merseysider opponent, Butler, will have other ideas.

The 7-0 prospect has been working hard under the tutorage of Anthony Farnell and is sure that Sexton is going to feel the power that he has been developing in the gym.

He said: “I think I’ve got the power to cause Sexton all kinds of problems. I’m not looking past Sexton at all but I really do believe I can impress at BoxAcademy which will put me in a great position to conquer the division.

“As far as I’m concerned he stands between me and a British title shot which means he’s in for a hard night at York Hall.” 

 Pitting unbeaten prospects against each other, is one of the characteristics Queensberry Promotions are hoping to make typical of the BoxAcademy format, as they attempt to bring on fighters at a faster rate with tougher match ups, specifically chosen to help them develop their ring craft.

Francis Warren of Queensberry said: “Ashley and Paul facing off is really what the BoxAcademy concept is all about.

“Both are fantastic prospects looking to get themselves into title contention, and what better way to do this than proving themselves against the other best up and coming prospects in the division.

“It’s really an exciting tough-to-call showdown which I’m thoroughly looking forward to.”

Also featured on the London bill is a super-featherweight, 10 round dust-up between Irish prospect Stephen Ormond (11-1)and West Ham resident, Mickey Coveney (13-5).

The exciting Mitchell Smith gets another outing after a hugely impressive debut last month, while Daryll Williams, Joey Taylor, Tom Baker and Charlie Hoy are also get the chance to impress.


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