Jamie Cox targets world title shot after beating Martinez

Jamie Cox
Jamie Cox has won all 19 of his professional contests, stopping 11 of his opponents

British boxer Jamie Cox hopes his next fight will be for a world title after defeating Blas Miguel Martinez to claim the vacant WBO European super-middleweight crown on Friday.

Cox, 28, needed just two minutes and 14 seconds to stop his opponent and take his unbeaten record to 19 contests.

"Basically we are looking at a world title shot next," said Cox.

"If that comes off it is a massive, massive thing for the town, my family and friends and all my supporters."

He told BBC Wiltshire: "I was only in the ring for a short amount of time so hopefully (promoter) Frank Warren and (manager) Lee Beard can come together and I can get back in there as soon as possible.

"There is no need to hang about."

Cox says he would gladly face any of the world champions at his weight and revealed he celebrated his victory over Martinez by having a cup of coffee with his mother.

He continued: "(I'll face) any of them. I leave that to my manager or promoter. Hopefully if we win those fights we'll be involved in some super fights with people such as George Groves or (IBF holder) James DeGale, which will be a big UK affair.

"Lee Markham's manager didn't want the fight but I'll fight anyone. There is no reward without risk but I am game for anyone."

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