Sam Eggington stops Ashley Theophane in six rounds, needs Ted Cheeseman rematch
In a battle to dwell central on the British junior middleweight scene, rugged Sam Eggington broke down stalwart Ashley Theophane to score a sixth circular stoppage on the Fly by Nite Rehearsal Studios, Redditch, Worchester, England.
From the opening bell the naturally larger Eggington used his dimension to bully Theophane. Eggington, who is 13 years Theophane’s junior, lived as much as his “Savage” nickname and viciously attacked the physique. It paid off late in the 2nd round when he caught Theophane off-stability and scored the knockdown.
Over the subsequent couple of rounds, Eggington relentless power started to inform. a big appropriate shock Theophane, who held the British title at junior welterweight in 2011. The smaller man Theophane, who began his profession as a junior welterweight, appeared to make use of all his event and guile to find a way into the battle however at forty years of age it appeared father-time had caught up with him.
within the fifth circular both men simultaneously landed hooks and it turned into Theophane who backed up, a transparent signal the greater and more youthful man turned into on precise.
respectable conclude that by Sam Eggington. Some decent home fights there for him at 154 👊🏼💥 pic.twitter.com/rcGZGMFehP
— Dan Frost (@DannyBoyFrost) December 11, 2020
Eggington’s drive paid off when he landed a correct hook to the body, depositing his weary rival on the canvas. youngsters Theophane forty eight-9-1 (17 knockouts) made it to his ft, referee John Latham had considered satisfactory and waved off the motion at 2:58 of the sixth round.
Afterwards Eggington, now 29-7 (18 KOs), spoke to Channel 5 concerning the battle and his future plans.
“I’m over the moon. returned in August [against Ted Cheeseman] I felt like i was complicated accomplished by means of, I in reality idea I gained the fight,” said Eggington. “I vital to come back again with a pretty good win and show my element and that i think I completed that.
“As soon as we knew we turned into boxing Ashley, we knew he turned into intricate and difficult to hit. You go for the larger target. i thought I caught him with a couple of [body shots]. He’s in fact good at tucking up. It changed into complicated to get through but the one’s that did get through I could suppose they have been working. So, I continued with that.
“I’m reasonably satisfied to field [Cheeseman] in his again backyard, I don’t intellect the place it’s. I believe I gained the primary battle so why wouldn’t I? I’m now not chasing any person, I’m quite satisfied to push on with my career devoid of following people about.”
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