Robinson plots Sexton revenge on Haye vs Klitschko bill

Mike Robinson
Robinson is looking for revenge against Ashley Sexton

Kirkby boxer Mike Robinson is focused on beating opponent Ashley Sexton and not distracted by David Haye's fight against Wladimir Klitschko.

The 26-year-old super-bantamweight faces Sexton in a rematch on the undercard of Haye's meeting with Klitschko in Hamburg on Saturday.

"We're made up with the chance to fight on this show, but we're not going for a holiday," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"I've got the beating of Sexton so hopefully I can do the business."

The pair first fought in April, with Sexton winning their eight-round contest on points, and Robinson says he is delighted to have been given the chance to make amends.

"The last fight with Sexton, everyone liked it," said Robinson.

"I thought I'd won it easily. I was promised the rematch and we're absolutely made up with the chance."

Robinson, who shares a trainer with former British super-middleweight champion Tony Quigley, says he is now keen to seize his opportunity on the big stage at the Imtech Arena.

"It holds 65,000 people and I don't think I've boxed in front of more than 200 people before so, it's a big, big chance."

Asked who will win the top-of-the-bill, heavyweight unification clash, Robinson is reasonably confident about his fellow Briton's prospects.

"I think Haye will do him early, within the first four rounds. But if it goes later, you've got to worry about him and I think Klitschko could do him towards the end," said Robinson.

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