Prizefighter contender Sam
Eggington talks all things boxing and what the future holds for this up and
MD: Hi Sam, thanks for talking to
Sylvanaboxing.com today, how are you?
SE: Fine, thanks for talking to me
MD: Let’s start
with how you first got into boxing. Was there someone or something that
inspired you to enter the ring in the first place?
SE: It started years ago, my older
brothers got into it so as the youngest I sort of followed suit and it went
Can you tell us a little bit about your time in the
amateurs, what you feel were your greatest achievements, your best
SE: My amateur boxing wasn't bad, I
had 31 and lost 9 winning as a novice and clubs for young people national
titles, my best performance I couldn't really say as I'm my own worst
MD: You turned
pro after less than a year in the Senior ABA’s. What was it that made you
know it was the right time to turn pro?
I have this question alot, I just
knew I didn't wonna be an amateur, I wasn't working as hard as I used to and
I knew it was the right time for me.
I was always told
as an amateur that the pro game would suit me better and without a doubt I
believe that and have grown as a boxer in the short time as being a pro.
Are there skills that work well in the amateurs but
need fine tuning to suit the pro’s?
SE: The head movement and the quick
hands has help and I think I have took them skills levels above what they
MD: You recently
took part in the Prizefighter Series. How did you find this format of
SE: Yeah I was over the moon to be a
late reserve for prizefighter! I just wish I had abit longer to train but I
would love to get a couple of fights on the night.
MD: We didn’t see
you get past the quarter finals unfortunately, is there something that you
feel you could have done differently that may have propelled you further
into the tournament?
SE: I had a week’s notice for the tournament, I believe a
good training camp and it would of suited me down to the ground
MD: Would you
take part in another Prizefighter given the opportunity?
SE: Without a doubt given the
MD: We’ve seen
you say on Twitter that you may have a big fight just around the corner. Can
you tell us anything about it yet?
SE: There ain't much I can say as
its been put to the boxing board and until it cleared by them I can’t say
What would you say are your best attributes, and how do
you utilise them to your advantage in training and within the ring?
SE: It's hard to say because like I say I'm my own critic
but I’ve been told I have a nice jab when I use it and I can bang with both
hands so that's a bonus.
MD: What does a
normal day look like to you during the final few weeks before a fight?
SE: I get up go for a long slow run,
gym in the day, other than that, watching weight is probably the hardest
British boxing is really going through a renaissance at
the moment. What would you say the reasons are for its popularity at
SE: The Olympics has to be the
biggest and main reason I would say.
We’ve found out
about Sam Eggington inside the ring, why don’t you tell us a little bit
about your life on the outside of it?
SE: Outside the ring I'm pretty laid
back living with my girlfriend and my son who's nearly 2 so days out are
pretty regular, and I think there a great reason to get up and train hard
do your family and close friends feel about you having a career in pro
boxing? There must be mixed emotions I guess?
SE: Yeah I have good support from
all my family they all get abit nervous but love to support me.
What can we expect to see from you in 2013 then? Do you
have anything in mind that you would like to have achieved by the year end?
SE: Like I said I have a big fight in the pipe line if
that pulls off and I win, I would be happy with the year.
Is there anything that you would like to add to the
interview or say to your huge army of fans?
SE: Just a thanks to the people that come and support me.
Thanks for speaking to us Sam, good luck in your next
fight and be sure to come back and talk to us after!
SE: Cheers Mark I will do!