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Former British, Commonwealth and European welterweight titleholder Sam Eggington has confirmed that he will be making a move in weight from welterweight to super-welterweight in his next contest. Sam has confirmed via social media that his 154lb debut will be taking place on the undercard of Kell Brook’s return to the ring against Sergey Rabchenko on March the 3rd in Sheffield. Former IBF welterweight world title holder Brook will also be debuting at 154lb following his defeat to Errol Spence in May of 2017.

The 24-year-old Midlander Eggington will be making his first appearance in the ring following his split decision defeat to Frenchman Mohamed Mimoune in October, losing his European title in the process which he won in May of 2017 against Ceferino Rodriguez. Sam who has held British and Commonwealth titles at welterweight, has fought the likes of Frankie Gavin, Paulie Malignaggi, Bradley Skeete (defeated by Skeete), Glenn Foot and Joseph Lamptey at 147lbs to cap off a successful period at the weight. Eggington who is huge for the weight standing at almost 6ft, was known for his struggles to make the 147lb weight limit due to his physical statue.

The move to 154lbs will only benefit Eggington, who is one of the most exciting fighters on the UK circuit known for his heart on the sleeve mentality when he fights. No opponent has been named for Eggington at time of publication for his March 3rd return in Sheffield.

 

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