Sam Maxwell lands stunning KO blow to land European WBO title

Sam Maxwell won the first title of his professional career after an incredible final round knockout victory against Sabri Sediri at the Leicester Arena for the vacant WBO European Jr. Welterweight Title

Maxwell (11-0-KO9) had to recover from two early knockdowns in the fight, but showed amazing skills to overcome adversity and get the massive stoppage win in the last round, with just 14 seconds of the fight remaining.

Maxwell said: “I’ve shown that I’ve got the heart to dig in deep. I made a few mistakes in there and paid for them, but I knew in my head that if I stuck to my game plan then I’d edge myself back into it.

“I was listening to my corner and we knew that the right hand was working off the jab. I think he switched off and I took my chance and got the knockout.

“I knew it was close and we needed a big last round, and we got it. This was a giant step up and we have a lot to work on, but I needed that fight in my career.”