Warren wants world title shot next for Swindon’s Cox

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Frank Warren claims Swindon boxer Jamie Cox is “on the cusp of the big time” and would like him to get a world title shot in his next fight.

With Felix Sturm hinting that he may now retire after winning the WBA super middleweight title on Saturday night against Fedor Chudinov, Cox’s promoter Warren believes the Swindon boxer now deserves a shot at that world title.

Sturm’s majority victory against Chudinov was controversial and one that Warren described as “an ill-judged” decision.

But with Sturm saying Saturday’s success would be “a nice way” to sign off his career, Warren expects the WBA strap to become vacant and wants to make Cox versus Chudinov happen.

“If that’s the case (Sturm retires) our man Cox should be paired with Chudinov for the vacant title; it’s a natural match-up and one which we will try and make happen,” Warren told his website frankwarren.com.

“Alternatively the southpaw slugger from Swindon would be happy to go Germany to fight Sturm as his next challenger.

“Fear of foreign parts is not in Jamie’s psyche, for he believes he has sufficient dynamite in his fists to put the result against Sturm, Chudinov or any of the best super-middleweights – at home or abroad – beyond question.

“At 29, and having acquired Commonwealth and WBO European titles, Cox is ready, willing and eminently able to star on the world stage.

“He’s proved himself a devastating, very precise puncher who I believe is now on the cusp of the big time.”


Above, Jamie Cox talks to Your Sport Swindon prior to the Sturm v Chudinov WBA super middleweight world title fight.