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Boxer prepares for fight with former world champion

Stourbridge boxer Sam Eggington believes a win against former world champion Paulie Malignaggi could catapult his career onto a new level. He takes on the veteran American fighter in just under two weeks at the O2 Arena in London.

It's his first defence of the WBC Welterweight title he won last year against fellow West Midlands boxer Frankie Gavin.

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Sam Eggington beats Frankie Gavin to secure WBC International welterweight title

Frankie Gavin is knocked down by Sam Eggington Credit: Nick Potts PA Wire/PA Images

Sam Eggington secured the WBC International welterweight title after beating Frankie Gavin in the battle of Birmingham last night.

The two local rivals went head-to-head in the ring at the Barclaycard Arena.

Eggington won the fight with an eighth-round knock-out.

Froch: Is a comeback on the cards for the boxing hero?

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch is celebrating after being awarded an honorary degree from one of the city's universities today.

The four time world champion donned the cap and gown at Nottingham Trent University this afternoon. Froch, who's an MBE, received his award alongside other students who were graduating today in front of their families. Froch spoke to us just before he received his scroll.

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