The 23-year-old delivered one of the knockout’s of the year at Birmingham with an astonishing left hook in the tenth round
SAM EGGINGTON delivered one of the most brutal knockout’s of the year as he claimed the European title,.
The welterweight star sent Ceferino Rodriguez crashing through the ropes in the tenth round with a huge left hook.
There was great concern for the Spaniard who laid on the floor for around five minutes before he eventually was deemed to be OK.
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Speaking after the fight, Eggington said: “It was a very messy fight, I don’t think I fought any good combinations you want to talk about on TV.
“There were no predictions apart from a win.
“We come back in the ninth, it was still a bit slow, but in the 10th I got the stoppage.
“Paulie Malignaggi has been a massive help to me in preparation. I am going to take the belt back to him.”
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Barry Hearn said post-fight: “This is what we are in the game for, people like Sam Egginton make boxing great.
“It’s a great story. He’s got the best and biggest promoter looking after him.
“I want to see him have a rest, a defence maybe September, then I want Danny Garcia for him in Las Vegas.”
Eggington has now added the European title to his British and Commonwealth belts he has already picked up in his hugely impressive short career.