- Sam Eggington Is Considered One Of The Country’s Most Exciting Fighters
- The 30-Year-Old Has Won IBO, European, Commonwealth And British Titles
- This Month He Was Told That He Was Not Fan-Friendly Enough To Box On Sky
Sam Eggington, at just 30 years of age, has had a memorable career spanning more than 10 years.
The journey began in 2012 in the away corner where he scored an upset over 2-0 Leon Findlay in Swansea. There have been numerous bumps along the way including defeats at Prizefighter, and a shock loss to Hassan Mwakinyo which prevented his fight with Brandon Rios.
But the Midlands hero has managed to win Area, British, Commonwealth, European and IBO titles and been involved in numerous fight of the year contenders including his ‘fight camp’ war with Ted Cheeseman and his Channel 5 barnburner split-decision win over Bilel Jkitou.
Sky Sports ran an article on Eggington in 2022 which even asked if Eggington was the most exciting fighter in Britain – a sentiment that many agreed with.
Sam Eggington Not Fan-Friendly Enough To Box On Sky
Fast-forward just eighteen months and now Sam Eggington isn’t even fan-friendly enough to box on Sky Sports – that is at least according to manager Jon Pegg on VIP Boxing.
“Sam Eggington, he hasn’t had as many fights recently and that’s mainly because Sky actually told us this month that Sam wasn’t fan-friendly enough to be on Sky.”
Such a suggestion was met with laughter by veteran journalists Steve Lillis and John Evans, “Nah, you’re on a wind-up there.”
“I’m not even joking. The reason why Sam’s not on in Wolverhampton (Azim vs Petitjean) is because Sky said he weren’t really good enough for that.”
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