By Elliot Foster
Sam Eggington will make his return in a couple of months’ time.
The former British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion, who has also won the WBC International and WBC International Silver belts at the weight, was beaten last time out in Manchester.
Eggington lost to Mohamed Mimoune on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s win against Ricky Burns at the city’s Arena, succumbing his EBU crown in the process, before admitting that he can no longer make the welterweight limit.
He then announced that he would be moving up to super-welterweight.
And it has now been confirmed, by the man himself on social media, that Eggington will begin his 154lb journey on March 3 at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, exclusively live on Sky Sports.
The card, named ‘Rise Again’ by promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, will be topped by Kell Brook in fight against Sergey Rabchenko that will double up as the former IBF welterweight champion’s first foray in the super-welterweight division.
Also on the card, Gavin McDonnell will challenge Gamal Yafai for the WBC International super-bantamweight title and David Allen will also feature.
Boxing Scene understands that Dave Coldwell-trained Jordan Gill will box on the bill, with further additions to be revealed in due course.
IN OTHER NEWS: Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 16 at noon for the upcoming showdown between two-time Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) versus Igor Mikhalkin (21-1, 9 KOs) and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) versus Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs), which takes place on Saturday, March 3 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Tickets for this exciting event are priced from $50 to $300 and will be available through ticketmaster.com and the Madison Square Garden box office. From Monday, January 15 at noon until Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 am, subscribers to the Main Events email list can purchase tickets in advance using an exclusive presale code at www.ticketmaster.com and www.msg.com.
The event will be promoted by Main Events, Krusher Promotions and World of Boxing in association with EC Box Promotions and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.