Sam Eggington had to get off the canvas to take the revenge win over Dale Evans in Birmingham last night, retaining his British and Commonwealth titles with a 12-round unanimous points victory.
Eggington who had suffered Prizefighter defeat to Evans in 2013 walked onto a big right hand from Evans in the 2nd round and went over, but he gathered himself to take over the fight with a good display of determined boxing to take the result.
The Stourbridge champion picked the better shots overall throughout the rounds and his body work was administered with accuracy and power. Eggington used his combination punches to good effect and impressed with cleaner work.
Eggington though had to ride a mini storm in the last round, when credit to Evans he came out to go for the KO and nearly got it. He shook up Eggington with three successive right hooks that Eggington managed to take and see the fight out.
Evans only stepped in to take this fight at late notice after Eggington’s original opponent Frankie Gavin pulled out with injury.
Though he got caught more often than he would have liked, this success is another big step for Eggington and continued his brilliant rise up the boxing ranks.
Mathew Macklin outpointed Jason Welborn to take the vacant WBC International super-welterweight belt in a tough busy entertaining encounter in Birmingham on Saturday night taking a unanimous points win over brave fellow Midlander. Macklin, took the win with scores of 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 victory after 10 highly competitive rounds with plenty of leather being thrown by both throughout this clash. more
At super flyweight, Birmingham prospect Kal Yafai, dominated Jason Cunningham to win the British title on points with scores of 119-108 and 120-107 (twice).
Gamal Yafai outpointed Nasibu Ramadhani over 10 rounds
Karl Wiggins stopped Rob Hunt in round 2.
Craig Cunningham outpointed Adam Jones over 6-rounds
Michael Rooney outpointed Liam Richards over 6-rounds
Cori Gibbs outpointed Fonz Alexander over 4-rounds
Dan Breeze outpointed Chris Jenkinson over 4-rounds
Jordon Cooke outpointed Chris Adaway over 4-rounds
Zach Parker won after Samet Hyuseinov retired in the 3rd round.