Hearn Still in Shock That Gavin-Eggington Came Together

British and Commonwealth champion Sam Eggington will meet Frankie Gavin in an all-Birmingham welterweight clash at the Barclaycard Arena on October 17.

Rising star Eggington, 21, has stopped his last six opponents and his only two defeats came in Prizefighter tournaments. Gavin was last in action when halted by IBF world champion Kell Brook in six rounds back in May.

Gavin is Britain's only ever world amateur champion and that defeat left his professional record at 22-2 (13 KOs) while Eggington, who turned professional at the age of 18, has built up a record of 16-2 (9 KOs).

Another packed night of boxing also sees former European middleweight champion Matthew Macklin stepping down to light-middleweight to fight Jason Welborn while the Yafai brothers - Kal and Gamal - will be hoping to continue their progress with the former bidding for the British super-flyweight crown against Jason Cunningham.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "To be honest, I'm still in shock that this fight and this card has come together like this.

"I have to take my hat off to Frankie and Sam. Frankie is straight back in the war zone after his defeat to Kell, and Sam is putting all his hard work on the line at only 21.

"These are the kind of fights that ignite a city and add the local derby of Macklin v Welborn plus Kal Yafai v Doncaster’s Jason Cunningham for the British strap, Birmingham has a night on October 17 to get very excited about."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 08-18-2015

[QUOTE=Box-Office;15976537]This could easily have been a ppv event.[/QUOTE] Filled stadiums!

Comment by Box-Office on 08-18-2015

This could easily have been a ppv event.

Comment by knockoutkid on 08-18-2015

That ward guy is basic as fuk, he needs total refining, he does 1, 2, then he's still there to be countered and he's upright. realy he was very poor. hearn wouldnt have the guts to put him in with…

Comment by BodiesInFlight on 08-18-2015

[QUOTE=Greed.;15975794]Macklin dropping down to 154? Welborn is a soft touch, [B]he was KO'd by Gavin at WW[/B].[/QUOTE] :lol1: christ...

Comment by Hougigo on 08-18-2015

LOL when he said he couldn't believe this Birmingham card was coming together, I thought he meant Yafai/Butler

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