The Price is right! Deadly David promises bigger things after demolishing Sam Sexton
23:35 GMT, 19 May 2012
David Price claimed the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles with a comprehensive victory over Sam Sexton by technical knockout in Liverpool.
The referee called a halt to proceedings in the fourth round of a one-sided clash when Sexton, who did not look in the same class as his opponent, was sent crashing to the canvas.
Price, 28, told Sky Sports 1: 'It's everything I've worked towards since I turned professional. This was the first target, that's done. Now we can move on.'
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Sexton, 27, had already been sent sprawling in the third as Price unveiled his impressive jab.
'I felt like I boxed the perfect fight,' Price said. 'I don't think Sam Sexton laid a glove on me. I knew when I started getting through I'd hurt him.'
Asked what was next, Price said: 'I'm ready to move on and challenge the best out there.
'I've got to take my time, but making a statement like that, I'm going to have to move forward again.'
Price predicted he would go on to become world champion.
'I believe that is my destiny,' he said. 'I'm doing everything right. 'I'm just going to keep working in the gym. I'm not the finished article yet but I will get there.'
Promoter Frank Maloney added: 'What we saw tonight was a perfect performance – 10 out of 10. That's the best jab I've seen since Lennox Lewis.
'We've now got someone who I believe will bring the heavyweight world title back to Britain.'