• Dexter Hastings

Eggington completes Italian job


Sam Eggington has returned to title winning form with a dominating performance at the Tuscany hall Italy (19.9.19). He claimed the IBF super Welterweight international belt in a destructive style stopping the champion Orlando Fiordigiglio in 2 rounds. ‘The Savage’ came out strong from the first bell landing heavy shots making Fiordigiglio (35) look like a old man completely out classing him. Eggington came out in the second and piled on more pressure banging in some ‘Savage' combinations with the referee jumping in to stop the fight.

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great win and performance by Sam Eggington adding another belt to his collection, Fiordigiglio had only been beaten twice before this contest in 33 fights and was ranked 5th by the IBF so for ‘the Savage' to go to Italy and win is a great achievement. After the Smith fight a lot of people were writing Eggington off as a spent force, but Sam and his Eastside team have regrouped looked at what needed to be fixed and addressed it. Eggington had a few small hall fights to tick over and to work on new things in the ring and wait for Matchroom to call. This win should now lead to Eggington being in some more big fights and there are some exciting ones out there at his respective weight. He is at Super Welterweight at the moment and I know his team are looking to get ‘the Savage’ back down to Welterweight were he was at his most destructive. Myself I would like to see Sam take on the winner out of British super Welterweight champ Ted Cheeseman and Scott Fitzgerald and then drop down. But what ever Eggington and his team decided to do the Birmingham Boxing Column will be following his story.

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