David Price beats Sam Sexton to win British & Commonwealth titles
Liverpool's David Price won the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against Sam Sexton with a superb fourth-round knockout at Aintree.
Price, a former Olympic bronze and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, knocked his opponent down twice before delivering the final knockout blow.
His left jab kept Norwich's Sexton at bay early on, before a flurry of powerful right hands finished the job.
"I felt like I boxed the perfect fight," Price told Sky Sports.
"Sam didn't lay a glove on me. It was everything I worked towards since I first fought.
"Now I can move forward [with my career]."
Price, who is now unbeaten in 13 fights with 11 stoppages, may now set his sights on a fight with Tyson Fury, who vacated the British and Commonwealth titles in February and last week labelled Price "a bum".
Fury has also won all 18 of his fights, 13 inside the distance, and Price admits he would relish a clash against the Mancunian.
He was certainly in devastating form against Sexton, whose only two career defeats came against Dereck Chisora.
His jab was reminiscent of the Klitschko brothers and he proved he has the power to trouble most opponents.
His three previous fights had not lasted longer than six minutes and, while this one went a little longer, there was only one winner once Price started to connect with his booming right hands.
"I'm glad it went on a bit longer so people could see my variation and that jab," he added.
"I'm ready to move on and challenge the best out there. I believe it is my destiny to challenge at the top."