Speed and movement has Price 'worried', says Sam Sexton

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Sexton admits 'respect' for Price

Sam Sexton believes he has the style to make things difficult for David Price when they meet for the vacant British heavyweight title on Saturday.

Norwich's Sexton is looking to inflict Price's first defeat as a professional.

"I know how boxers' minds work and I know how David's mind will be working right now," he told BBC Look East.

"He's worried about this fight as well. He knows he's never been against anyone with my speed and movement. He knows I'm going to cause him problems."

Merseysider Price, the current English heavyweight champion, has won all 12 professional contests, 10 by knockout, since turning pro after winning an Olympic bronze medal in 2008, and has been installed as favourite by the bookies.

"He is a good fighter. He does everything right. He had a good amateur career as well.

"He's got a fantastic knock-out ratio - so that's why he's on top and the favourite," admitted 27-year-old Sexton.

The bout, which is for the British and Commonwealth crowns vacated by Tyson Fury in February, has lacked the vitriol of

And Sexton, who held the Commonwealth title for 16 months before losing to Chisora in 2010, says that is down to the respect he has for his opponent - as well as his own preference for letting his fists do the talking.

"I'm not much of a talker. Maybe I've had too many years of being talked to," he said.

"I like to listen and take things in. I'm not one for bad mouthing my opponents. Everyone who gets into the boxing ring deserves respect.

"On the night I'll try to forget about the cameras and it will be just me and him in there doing a job."

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