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23-year-old WBC international welterweight champion Sam Eggington 19-3 (11ko’s) will face former two weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi 36-7 (7ko’s) on the undercard of David Haye v Tony Bellew, March 4th.

Eggington is coming off a career best win as he knocked out Frankie Gavin last year in one of the fight of the year contenders. This is definitely a huge step up for Eggington as Malignaggi has been in with the likes of Ricky Hatton and Danny Garcia.

This is a must win fight for Malignaggi as he is getting on now in his career and losing to Eggington would probably mean the end of his career. This is an incredibly tough test for Eggington however age is on his side and he has the momentum also behind him.

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Eggington had this to say to Sky Sports! 

“This is the big name and big card that I’ve wanted for some time,” said Eggington. “I’ve asked for these sorts of fights for a while, I got Frankie Gavin and now I’ve got Paulie.

He’s going to be the biggest name on my record, you just have to look at what he’s won and who he has boxed to see that, but I have asked to fight him for a while now and I am confident that I can beat him, and beating him is a big scalp on my record. It puts me in that world bracket which is where I want to be.

He’s good at what he does, he is a bit like Frankie really and fighting him has put me in good stead for this one, he’s not the biggest puncher and he’s smaller than Frankie, but he’s won world titles and been in with everyone.

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Paulie’s been at world level for so long that he’s got all the tricks and probably got more to pull out on the night, so I know it’s going to be a big test and it’s one that I’m going to rise to.

This could have been a fight without a title, Paulie is the man I want to beat – that name on the record will make people stand up and take notice and will make a splash in the US too. It’s a fantastic Box Office bill and I’ve never been on a bill of this scale so it’s really exciting for me.”


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