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UK Boxing: Sexton Slams "Grandad" Rogan; Kevin McIntyre Back In Action

Commonwealth heavyweight champion Sam Sexton has vowed to show no respect to his elders - and knock out "grandad" Martin Rogan on November 6. And the Norwich puncher says that after he has dealt with the Belfast favourite he'll turn his attention to the other old men of the domestic scene, Danny Williams and Audley Harrison. But first he must get past Rogan, whom he meets in an explosive rematch at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, following their controversial first fight. Sexton, 25, insists that age will be key to victory when he goes for win number two. "Martin keeps going on about how he feels like Peter Pan, but you've got to go with youth in this fight," said Sexton..

"I made Rogan look like an old man the first time I met him and he hasn't stopped moaning like one since.

"Let's face it, he's nearly 40 and once I've dealt with him the best thing for him to do will be retire and go to the park and feed the pigeons.

"I'll run rings around him in Belfast and he won't be able to keep up.

"I usually like to show respect to people who are older to me, but Rogan's been doing my head in with all his griping about the first fight, so I can't wait to shut him up. This time I'll make sure he can't say a word by knocking him out."

Sexton was ahead on the scorecards in his first clash with Rogan when the fight was stopped because of the Irishman's badly swollen eye.

This time there is even more on the line because the winner is in line for a shot at Danny Williams' British title - and the Commonwealth Champion insists it will be him.

"For years the domestic scene has been dominated by fighters in their 30s, but right now there's a new generation coming through and I'm leading the pack," said Sexton.

"In boxing terms, Martin is a grandad and he'll need his pipe and slippers after I've given him a beating. After I've sent him packing I'll finish off Williams once and for all, and then shut up Audley as well."

Tickets, priced at £25 (tier), £30 (tier), £40 (central tier), £60 (floor), £100 (floor) and £150 (ringside) are available from:

Odyssey Arena Box Office
02890 739 074
www.odysseyarena.com


Kevin McIntyre Back In Action

Kevin McIntyre is aiming to get his career back on track tonight (Friday October 23) when he faces Brett Flournoy over six rounds at the Bolton Arena on the undercard of Jamie Moore’s European title defence against Ryan Rhodes.

McIntyre has only fought once so far this year, recording a second round stoppage of Jay Morris in his hometown of Paisley back in February. Now the 31-year-old postman realises he needs a first class delivery on the Sky televised bill to put himself back in the mix for a shot at his old British welterweight title.

McIntyre said: “I am looking forward to getting active again. There is a lot riding on this fight because promoter Frank Maloney has promised to put me into title contention if I get the win. I’ve made the weight comfortably and my training has been really good.”

Flournoy, a southpaw like McIntyre, has not seen any ring action since May 2008 but the 30-year-old from Birkenhead on Merseyside has won all nine of his bouts with four of those wins coming inside the distance.

McIntyre added: “I don’t know too much about Flournoy except that he is a former ABA champion, and I haven’t seen any footage of him, but I certainly have the greater experience which I am sure will be a factor in the fight.”

Anyone who would like further information from Kevin McIntyre can contact him on 07508 564 393.

Article posted on 22.10.2009



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