Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sam Eggington Aims To Break a Record in Prizefighter

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of the Daily Star

TEENAGER Sam Eggington will go record-chasing in tonight’s Prizefighter ­Welterweights III in ­Wolverhampton.

He wants to become the youngest winner of the eight-man, one-night tournament which takes place at the Civic Hall.

The Stourbridge fighter, who only turned professional four months ago, has won each of his three paid fights.

And he’s determined to land the £32,000 winner’s cheque and become the youngest winner of the event at 180 days younger than Patrick Mendy,who lifted the title in June 2010.

Eggington, 19, said: “On top of the money and where winning ­Prizefighter can land you, being the youngest winner would be a prize in itself.

“It is a big opportunity but I have only had three fights – so even if I did win them all I would still only be a six-fight novice.

“It would boost my career but it wouldn’t do what it could do for some of the others, who could get a bigger title. It couldn’t do that for me, I would still have to do a few more fights.

“Some of the lads in the past have had so many fights and have the experience. But I’ve nothing to lose.”

Eggington turned pro in September and has three points’ wins to his name so far. Having lost his job as a forklift truck driver, he jumped at the chance to come into Prizefighter as a reserve for Nasser Al Harbi.

He said: “Getting a late call hasn’t affected me. I had been in the gym over Christmas because I knew that Prizefighter was looming.

“I was keeping fit and was ready to jump in. I am just glad that I have now got a chance. I got made redundant before Christmas so the money would be good.

“Not having a job has helped ­because I can get up in the morning and go for a run.

“I used to do 12-hour shifts but now I can do as much training as I want.

“But, in another way, it means that if I don’t box, I don’t have a wage, so it kind of balances out. Picking up the prize money would be ­marvellous.”

PRIZEFIGHTER QUARTER-FINAL DRAW: Mark Thompson v Rob Hunt, Sam Eggington v Dale Evans, Chad Gaynor v Callum Cooper, Steven Pearce v Glenn Foot.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Michael Conlan Drops, Stops Kenny Guzman in Second Round Loeffler: Canelo Should Be More Confident After Full 12 With GGG Conceicao, Kavaliauskas, Mayer, Lenny Z, Gaibnazarov Win Bouts Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell - in Top Form, Battle Ready Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Get Tense, Ready For WBSS War Anthony Dirrell Denies Chavez Jr.'s Claim of Fight in November Lozano vs. Rodriguez Rematch Top Boxeo Telemundo Return Gervonta Davis Facing First Degree Aggravated Assault Charge Linares Weighs In at 134.2 Pounds; Campbell Weighs 134.8 Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin - Undercard Information Castano Still Not Paid For Win Over Michel Soro, Legal Action Looms Hughie Fury: When I Say I'll Knock Parker Out, I'll Knock Him Out! Team Ramirez Dedicate Hart Fight To Mexico Earthquake Victims Photos: Sergey Kovalev, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy - Face To Face Michael Conlan Aims To Impress With Big Win in Tuscon Photos: Parker vs. Fury Erupts in Near Brawl at Weigh-In Jesus Soto Karass vs. Juan Carlos Abreu - ESPN, November 2 Valdez on Servania: There Was a Time Nobody Knew Pacquiao, Too Daniel Jacobs: Billy Joe Saunders is Running Scared To Death! Sergey Kovalev: 'Maybe' Virgil Hunter Will Train Me, 'Maybe Not' Kathy Duva on Sergey Kovalev's Current Market Value Ken Shiro-Pedro Guevara - WBC Clash Set For Loaded Tokyo Card Frank Warren Gives Take on Rio Ferdinand Becoming a Boxer Hughie Fury: Skin Condition Poisoned By Blood - Fully Fit Now! Joseph Parker Aims To Have Many More Fights on UK Soil Golovkin's Promoter: GGG's Legacy at Stake in Canelo Rematch Photos: Canelo Helping Earthquake Victims in Mexico Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury and Who's Number Two? Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Return, Andre Ward's Retirement Ward: When You Don't Have Desire, Shouldn't Be in Boxing Ring Roach Still Hopes Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Will Happen in 2018 Kosei Tanaka Out for Two Months Due To Eye Socket Fractures Video: Bernard Hopkins Gets Deep on Canelo vs. Golovkin Video: Jorge Linares Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Mikey Garcia, More Kovalev Laughs: I Said I'd Stop Andre Ward's Career - It's True! Video: Kathy Duva Talks Kovalev Return, Ward Retirement Video: Lou DiBella Talks Wilder vs. Ortiz, Joshua, More Photos: Linares, Campbell - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Valdez-Servania, Ramirez-Hart - On Weight For War Jorge Linares: I Want The Best - Mikey Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement