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Sam Eggington knocks out Frankie Gavin in Birmingham

Kal Yafai set up a title shot against Luis Concepcion earlier on the card.

In what was by all accounts a terrific scrap, Sam Eggington overpowered Frankie Gavin for an eighth-round TKO yesterday in Birmingham.

Eggington (19-3, 11 KO), two fights removed from losing his BBBofC belt to Bradley Skeete in March, forced two counts before ultimately polishing his foe off. Gavin (23-2, 14 KO), who missed the welterweight limit by nearly three pounds, gave a tremendous effort but couldn’t survive the firefight.

SkySports has the phenomenal sixth round here, but those of us in the U.S. will have to be satisfied with YouTube. You can also find the full fight here.

Elsewhere on the card, Kal Yafai (20-0, 14 KO) secured a December 10th showdown with WBA Super Flyweight Champion Luis Concepcion with an easy win over the criminally overmatched Johnson Tellez (9-28-5, 6 KO). Brother Gamal was set to defend his Commonwealth super bantamweight title before suffering an injury last week.

Perhaps the most significant story of the card, however, was Craig Cunningham (17-1, 4 KO) stopping 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (11-1, 7 KO) in eight. Cunningham, whom the BBC reports was a twenty-to-one underdog in places, reportedly dominated the fight, dropping Ogogo in the second and ultimately forcing the latter’s corner to stop the fight when he complained of blurred vision.

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