Rising star Sam Eggington set to face Frankie Gavin in October

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Sam Eggington is set to face Frankie Gavin in a welterweight championship fight at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on October 17.

Exciting bout

Sam Eggington has been in fine form recently, stopping his last six opponents and winning the British, Commonwealth and WBC International Silver welterweight titles along the way. Whereas, Frankie Gavin lost his last fight to world champion Kell Brook in May.

Gavin is the much more experienced boxer who has fought at both European and World level however he was unsuccessful each time. Eggington, on the other hand, is only 21 and has made huge strides in the sport in such a short space of time. He has improved as a boxer in recent outings and in his last fight he showcased a very mature performance for his age.


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It is an intriguing bout because no one really knows what to expect. Eggington is doing so well and improving in each and every fight but is it a bit too early on in his career to be fighting the likes of Frankie Gavin?

This is what makes the fight so exciting. Gavin is being tipped as the favourite going into the bout but will he be able to beat the young and upcoming Sam Eggington? It is a risky fight to take for both boxers.

Eggington could have chosen an easier defence for his titles but instead he goes straight into the deep end against Britain’s first ever world amateur champion in Frankie Gavin.

Whereas, Gavin might have wanted to find an easier opponent after losing his last fight but instead decides to fight the young and hungry Eggington.

Taking a chance

The fight is more of a risk for Gavin because if he loses it will be his third loss in his career and it will be hard for him to bounce back.

Eggington, the younger of the two, will still have plenty of time to restart his career if he loses.

This will be the second time Matchroom Boxing will have hosted an event in Birmingham after a successful show in May.

On the undercard will be former world title challenger Mathew Macklin, along with super flyweight star Kal Yafai and his brother Gamal Yafai as he continues his progression in the paid ranks.

It promises to be an entertaining night of boxing and one that you will not want to miss.

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