• Dexter Hastings

Eggington KO Win in Debut Super Welterweight Fight

Eggington KO Win in Debut Super Welterweight Fight

Stourbridge's Sam Eggington made a successful debut at super-welterweight with a second round stoppage of Achilles Szabo. The Eastside gym boxer and former European welterweight champ stepped up to Super welterweight for the first time on Saturday on the undercard of Amir Khan's clash with Phil Lo Greco at Liverpool's Echo Arena, live on Sky Sports. Eggington was dominate from the first bell and enjoyed success with shots to the body of his Hungarian opponent.

He continued the onslaught in the second round, flooring Szabo twice with the first coming from a sharp right to the body that really took its toll. The second was a left hook to the head which put Szabo down again soon after the first knockdown, he managed to get to his feet but Eggington was not going to let him off the hook and kept the pressure on to forced the referee to stepped in and stop the fight.

Talking after his victory the Savage said "I can't exaggerate enough how much the seven pounds means to me. "It's a double edged sword. If I want to do anything I have to get him out, but then I have to get the rounds in at the weight. "I'm happy with what I've got and can push on from here." When asked about his future prospects in the new weight division, he added: "The top ten light-middleweights are all decent but I want to try and go the international route. "There are some big domestic fights to do that as well but some of them are not what I'm after. So I'd like to go the international route and try and pick up a world ranking and a big fight, maybe in different countries. "We'll see what happens but I'm just happy to get this one out the way." Dexter's Thoughts

Sam has got his first victory at his new weight and has shown that he has carried his stopping power up with him with this early stoppage. It is an exciting time for the new weight division he is in with some of the world's best fighters plying their trade at this weight.

Eggington who only turned pro just to make some money for his family by being a journeyman can now look forward to having some even bigger fights than he already has, but he is still a young man and I think he should get some rounds behind his belt at his new weight and then take the world by storm.

I am a big fan of Sam Eggington and I have no doubt that he is destined to fight for a world title at some point and with Jon Pegg, the Eastside team and Matchroom behind him we could have another Midlands World champion very soon.