Norwich footballers train with British professional boxer Sam Sexton

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018 | 0

Image courtesy: Denise Bradley (via pinkun.com)

Sam Sexton may be in for one of the biggest fights of his career in a few days, but the Brit took some time off to share some boxing lessons with Norwich City footballers Christoph Zimmermann, Onel Hernandez and Louis Thompson.

Sexton, whose only three career losses have come at the hands of high-profile boxers Dereck Chisora (twice) and David Price, is scheduled to make the first defense of his British title he won last October, against Hughie Fury come May 12.

The 33-year-old showed off his ring skills before practicing with Zimmermann, while Hernandez and Thompson took on each other for a few seconds.

No wonder, Zimmermann, a muscly 6’4” guy himself, was taken aback by Sexton’s abilities.

“It’s unbelievable, I’d never done boxing before,” Zimmermann was quoted as saying by PinkUn.

“It was the first time I’d tried it and seeing what he is doing 12 times for three minutes each round, you just get a feel for the madness of the stamina, power and strength.

“I read some of his statistics so far and they are unbelievable, just three losses in his professional career, Commonwealth champion, defending his British title, hopefully he will win.”

Fury, though, won’t be an easy opponent. The Manchester resident was handed the first defeat of his career last year after being out-pointed by the then WBO champion Joseph Parker.

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