Birmingham based welterweights, Frankie Gavin and Sam Eggington are set to square off at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on October 22nd for local bragging rights.
The pair were originally scheduled to meet for Eggington’s British and Commonwealth titles last October but Gavin sustained an injury and was forced to withdraw.
Both men last saw action in July in Leeds and after emerging victorious were able to set up this eagerly anticipated welterweight showdown.
Whilst Eggington is keen to secure the British crown once again, Gavin is searching for a path to the world stage and both men are eager to emerge victorious on October 22nd.
“I’m delighted that the fight with Frankie is finally here,” said Eggington. “I want to get that British title back and win it outright, and I know that I need a good win to get back into contention.
“I can’t wait to get in there with him. I’m not known for talking too much because I don’t think you should trash talk, but Frankie’s said a few things about me and it’s got my back up to be honest.
“I don’t mind him having a go at the way I box, but he’s said some personal stuff about me and that’s got me annoyed, and now I am going to punch him from pillar to post. There’s no reason to get personal, maybe he’s trying to do it to throw me off my game but it’s going to backfire on him. If he’s going to dig me out personally in interviews then he’s going to regret it on fight night because I’m going to do a job on him.
“I trained hard for the Skeete fight but I had the wrong mentality for the fight. I’ve learnt from that and it’s not going to happen against Frankie, it was a good time for me to learn that lesson.”
“This is going to be a massive fight,” said Gavin. “We know Sam can punch and he’s game. It’s going to be a great fight, and one I’ll win well because the minute he gets in with a mover he struggles.
“Sam’s a tough kid but boxing-wise he is technically poor. I’m very confident ahead of that fight.
“Once I beat Sam, I just want the big fights, that’s the stage of my career I’m at. I’m only 30 and I’ve still got another five or six years left in me and I’ve got a new lease of life with Max.”