The WBC International welterweight title will only be on the line for Sam Eggington (18-3, 10 KOs) at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena tomorrow night after city rival Frankie Gavin (23-2, 14 early) failed to hit the welterweight limit for their derby encounter.

Eggington weighed 10st 6lbs 5oz only for Gavin to scale 10st 9lbs 11oz, well over the welterweight limit. It means that Eggington can vie for the belt, but, should he win, Gavin will not be eligible to pick up the vacant title.

[sam id=”1″ codes=”true”]

Gavin had hoped to use the title to ease back into world title contention; the 31-year-old beat Ivo Gogosevic last time out, his first fight since losing to Kell Brook for the IBF belt in May of last year.

Eggington, 23, has also tasted defeat in recent fights, losing his British and Commonwealth titles in March after being soundly out-pointed by Bradley Skeete, who lost to Gavin in November 2014 (a decision reverse).

Both men need to win this fight. The title is a sideshow—a ratings garnering one, but still a sideshow—the real question is can Eggington adapt against a sound boxer? On the flipside, will Gavin’s indiscipline cost him both on the scales and in the ring? We will know for sure tomorrow night, unless of course they fight to a draw.

The fight is promoted by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom and will be shown live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

[sam id=”1″ codes=”true”]

@britishboxers

RICHIE WENTON INTERVIEW ON HIS CAREER

MARK BATESON ON THE IMPACT TO SMALL HALL BOXING

BetBlazers.com

HOW TYSON FURY WENT FROM BULLIED WEAKLING TO SAVAGE PITBULL!

PETER FURY OPEN, HONEST AND IN-DEPTH ON BOXING AND LIFE

TOMMY DIX – MY P4P TOP 10 OF ALL TIME

ZELFA BARRETT – THE ROAD TO THE TITLE

JOSH WARRINGTON DROPS TICKETS OFF FOR FANS AND PULLS A PINT IN THE PUB

EXCLUSIVE: JOE CALZAGHE – BBTV SPECIAL

MIND YOUR MANNERZ! NICK MANNERS

PHIL MARTIN TRIBUTE, 25 YEARS SINCE THE PASSING OF THE LEGENDARY CHAMPS CAMP COACH

JANE COUCH MBE ON HER NEW BOOK AND FIGHTING TO BECOME THE UK’S FIRST FEMALE PRO-BOXER

THE SHAMROCK EXPRESS: FORMER WORLD CHAMP SHEA NEARY LOOKS BACK OVER HIS CAREER

PAT BARRETT SENDS A STERN MESSAGE DOWN SOUTH

No more articles
error

Thanks for visiting us? Please spread the word :)