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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.


James DeGale hoping to win a world title in USA

Packing a punch - DeGale in training at St George's Park. Credit: ITV News Central

Boxing gold medalist James DeGale is hoping to be the first British Olympic champion to win a world title when he fights in the USA in May.

He's been training at St George's Park in Burton-on-Trent.

DeGale has always been open about his intentions to fight Carl Froch from Burton Joyce in Nottinghamshire.

But first he must face the American Andre Dirrell in Boston, with a narrow win enough to catapult him to world boxing superstar status.

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