Former Irish champ Gavin to fight British and Commonwealth champ in Birmingham

Sam Eggington and Frankie Gavin will clash in an all-Birmingham Welterweight championship fight on a stacked card at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on October 17, live on Sky Sports.

Eggington will put his British, Commonwealth and WBC International Silver Welterweight titles on the line against Gavin, who goes straight back into championship action following his World title clash with Kell Brook in May.

Stourbridge star Eggington has been on fire in the last year, with impressive wins over Denton Vassell, Shayne Singleton, Joseph Lamptey and Glenn Foot leading to ‘The Savage’ picking up the titles he defends against his city rival.

Gavin is the outright owner of a Lonsdale belt and a former Commonwealth king, but ‘Funtime’ will be eager to regain the titles once again, with the victor set to land bragging rights in the Second City.

Unbeaten Super Flyweight star Kal Yafai faces Jason Cunningham for the vacant British title while his brother Gamal Yafai continues his progression in the paid ranks. The Midlands Area belt is on the line between Middleweights Lennox Clarke and Craig Cunningham while there are also outings for Corry Gibbs, Zack Parker and Dan Breeze.

“To be honest I’m still in shock that this fight and this card has come together like this,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “I have to take my hat off to Frankie and Sam. Frankie is straight back in the war zone after his defeat to Kell and Sam is putting all his hard work on the line at only 21. These are the kind of fights that ignite a city and add the local derby of Macklin vs Welborn plus Kal Yafai vs. Doncaster’s Jason Cunningham for the British strap, Birmingham has a night on Oct 17 to get very excited about.”

Tickets will go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at midday today (August 18) from the Fight Pass area at www.matchroomboxing.com. Tickets are priced at £40, £60, £100 and £200 VIPs.

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow (Wednesday August 19) from midday from the Barclaycard Arena website www.barclaycardarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 338 8000 – with the Barclaycard Arena selling tickets priced in the £40-£100 bracket. The £200 VIP tickets are available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing at www.matchroomboxing.com and on 01277 359900.

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