Ashley Sexton believes big fight rival Shinny Bayaar has seen better days.
Sexton (9-0) has to show he can shoot from the hip as well as the lip when he challenges for the Oldham based Mongolian’s British flyweight title at Dagenham’s Goresbrook Leisure Centre on Friday (14th May).
Cheshunt’s Sexton, 22, said: “I think Shinny is on the slide a little bit, but even if he’s not I am still going to beat him. I’ve been sparring with people like Jerome Arnould, Rendall Munroe, Ian Napa and Sam Rukondo – people who are a couple of levels above Shinny so I am more than confident.”
Bayaar (15-4) who will be making his first defence of the title he won from Chris Edwards last October is unbeaten in 5 ½ years. Despite being an underdog, Sexton is not worried and added: “The fight has come at a great time for me and a bad time for him.
“When I took the fight I started analysing performances and Shinny hasn’t looked so great in his last two fights. I would stop Chris Edwards. He wouldn’t lay a glove on me yet Chris looked good in some of the rounds and outboxed Shinny.
“That performance also put a question mark over Shinny’s power and in his last fight against Najah Ali the decision was a gift.”
On the same bill Olympic bronze medallist David Price (5-0) steps up in when he faces decent Russian heavyweight Daniil Peretyatko (16-27).
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