TwitterFacebook

Eggington tells Skeete he’ll taste defeat again

Press Release

The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release.

KO Boxing Forum

British and Commonwealth Welterweight champion Sam Eggington says he’ll live up to his ‘brawler’ tag and warned Bradley Skeete that he’ll go home empty handed from their clash at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Saturday night (March 5)

Eggington defends his British strap for the second time and Commonwealth belt for the third against Skeete, who is challenging for the titles for the second time having faced another Birmingham man Frankie Gavin back in November 2014.

The Stourbridge ace’s clash with Skeete has been billed as brawler versus boxer, but big hitting Eggington believes his ability is underrated – although he’s happy to turn it into a tear-up if it means he keeps his belts.

See Also

“I am very confident I will beat Bradley in style,” said Eggington. “If I had been asked who I wanted to face as a mandatory, I would have picked Skeete from the top five not to include Kell Brook and Amir Khan. I am confident and I think I will do a better job than Frankie did.

“People say I like a scrap and are saying this is a boxer against a brawler but if I choose to box it will still be competitive and if I choose to have a brawl it will be fun.

“I am not going to say I am a better boxer than Bradley but if I want to box it would be a competitive fight but I am not going to choose to do that through the 12 rounds. It will be a hard fight at times for both of us but it will be harder for Skeete; if he is boxing me I would definitely have an easier time than if I am pressuring him.

“It will be a good fight while it lasts but I am more than confident. I think there is always a possibility of a stoppage. I work hard and even the rounds that people win against me they work hard to win those and they will have to regroup at the end of the round. Every round, win, lose or draw they will be working hard to win that round. He might win a round but then the next round will mine.”

“I am planning to win the British belt outright. It is my first fight of the year and this is my mandatory and hopefully by the middle of the year I can have a voluntary and win the belt outright and be pushing on for other things.”

Eggington’s clash with Skeete is part of a huge night of action in Birmingham where Kal and Gamal Yafai face crucial nights in their blossoming careers.

British Super Flyweight champion Kal can take a huge step towards a World title when he faces Dixon Flores for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Super-Flyweight title and World title eliminator, while Gamal will challenge Bobby Jenkinson for the Lincoln man’s Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title.

Birmingham pair Michael Rooney and Marcus Ffrench meet for the Midlands Lightweight title while Karl Wiggins defends his Midlands Area Welterweight strap against Ryan Fields, and there’s a host of young local talents in the mix with Super-Middleweight Zach Parker, Lightweight Jordan Cooke, Super Welterweight Ryan Kelly, Super-Featherweight Charlie Williams plus Dublin’s Luke Keeler and Guilford’s Jake Ball.

Tickets are on sale now priced £40, £60 and £100 available from www.theticketfactory.com. VIP tickets priced £150 are available exclusively from www.matchroomboxing.com

Read more articles about: ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Shakur Stevenson could be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr, says…

Shakur Stevenson could be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr, says Tim Bradley

Tim Bradley believes WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson 13-0 (7) could be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr. The undefeated 22-year-old southpaw is set to return to the ring in a 10-round non-title fight against Felix Caraballo at the MGM Gran…

Dillian Whyte may need to wait even longer for his…

Dillian Whyte may need to wait even longer for his world title shot

Dillian Whyte 27-1 (18) may have to wait even longer for his mandatory shot at the WBC heavyweight championship currently held by Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21). The 32-year-old Londoner was due to defend his interim title against Russian veteran Alexande…

Sergiy Derevyanchenko wants rematch with Gennady Golovkin, says he won…

Sergiy Derevyanchenko wants rematch with Gennady Golovkin, says he won first fight

Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-2 (10) believes he did enough to win his last fight against Gennadiy Golovkin 40-1-1 (35). The pair clashed at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the vacant IBF middleweight title in a back-and-forth brawl that was award…

Frank Warren wants 50-50 revenue split for Tyson Fury vs…

Frank Warren wants 50-50 revenue split for Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

Frank Warren insists his boxer Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) is willing to accept a 50-50 offer to face heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21). Fury claimed the WBC title with a dominant seventh-round knockout of Deontay Wilder in February, while Jos…

Boxing twins ready to take over Las Vegas for 'Moloney…

Boxing twins ready to take over Las Vegas for 'Moloney Week'

Australian boxing twins Andrew and Jason Moloney are champing at the bit to get back in the ring for ‘Moloney Week’ in Las Vegas later this month. WBA ‘regular’ super flyweight champion Andrew will defend his title and his undefeated 21-0 (14) rec…

Filip Hrgovic targeting Anthony Joshua when boxing returns

Filip Hrgovic targeting Anthony Joshua when boxing returns

Heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic 10-0 (8) wants the opportunity to challenge unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21). The 27-year-old Croatian, who is ranked number seven by the IBF and number eight by the WBC, had an extensive am…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US