Sam Eggington “would put everything I have” on a KO win

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Sam Eggington has promised to stop Frankie Gavin in their all-Birmingham clash this Saturday at the Barclaycard Arena.

The Brummie pair at last collide following a less-than-perfect 12 months for both and a riled Eggington has promised to stop his 31 year old opponent when the pair finally do meet.

While the bout has probably lost some of its luster, it has morphed into a crossroads sort of fight, especially for former Irish champion Gavin, and it still holds major appeal in Birmingham.

The only fight that people talk to me about is Gavin,” Eggington told Sky Sports. “I would never move on until I fight Frankie Gavin, so I’m happy the fight is here and I’m more than capable of doing a job.”

“It’s massive. There are big fights on the horizon after this and it’s a long way back if I don’t win. I will do anything it takes to win this fight.”

“It’s bragging rights without the WBC international title, so it’s perfect.”

23 year old Eggington can only foresee a knockout victory for himself and described how “no way, this is not going to go the distance. This will not go 12 rounds.”

“I would put everything I have on it. I’m training hard and I’m more than confident I’m going to do a job.”

Eggington also hit out at Gavin for comments regarding his boxing skills and IQ. ‘The Savage’ argued that “I have never said a word about anyone – Gavin, or his team. He’s always had a dig at the way that I box.”

“Boxing is hard enough as it is without people trying to take digs at you in general. He has added more fuel to the fire, it’s given me a bit more oomph to do a job.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie