Sam Sexton itching to get title shot, says trainer

Norwich heavyweight Sam Sexton
Sexton has lost only two professional fights, both to Derek Chisora

Sam Sexton's trainer Graham Everett has said the Norfolk heavyweight "is in a hurry" for a title fight, of any kind.

The 26-year-old lost his Commonwealth crown to Derek Chisora in September.

And, after failing in a late bid to get on last month's James DeGale and George Groves card at the O2 Arena, he has not fought since.

"All Sam wants is six rounds and then come September-time to get in the mix with the titles," Everett told BBC Radio Norfolk.

Sexton, from Norwich, was lined up to feature on the DeGale-Groves card, but the appearance fell through at the last minute.

But he will be back in action on the undercard of John Murray against Kevin Mitchell at the ExCel Arena on 9 July.

An opponent has yet to be named, but Everett says the aim is to put the British number three back in the reckoning for a title.

"Whoever it is will be dealt with," he added.

"Then September or October, there's definitely got to be something out there - he's quite happy to step in on an English title or whatever.

"The thing is he's a championship fighter - he's had three title bouts in only 15 fights.

"That's good experience, and bear in mind he's won two of those fights."

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