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Eggington delighted with demolition job
10:00am Friday 1st March 2013 in Sport
SAM Eggington admits he was delighted with his “controlled” demolition of Vaclav Skromach last Sunday.
The 19-year-old Stourbridge boxer, pictured left, picked up the first stoppage win of his promising professional career when he floored the Newark-based Czech in the second round of their clash at Birmingham’s HMV Institute.
Eggington dominated the clash from the opening bell but was pleased at how he maintained his discipline, an element to his game which coach Jon Pegg has made a prime focus.
He said: “From the first bell he (Skromach) seemed easy to hit.
“In the gym I have been trying not to rush in and every time I hit him I was taking a step back.
“But in the second round I knew I’d hurt him and then I went for it though it was never wild, it was pre-meditated, I was waiting for the right moment.”
Skromach was left in terrible trouble early in the second as a rampant Eggington connected with a right-left combination.
A further combination, following a long spell of pressure, finally put Skromach on the canvas and he failed to beat the count.
For Eggington, who stepped up from welterweight to light-middleweight for the fight, it was the perfect comeback after suffering his maiden defeat in last month’s Prizefighter.The former Warley amateur has now won four of his five professional contests since turning pro in September.
Unusually for a fighter has made no secret of his desire to keep busy, no date is set for his next contest.
He said: “It’s killing me if I’m honest. I want to stay as busy as possible. But Jon is working on the next fight and I will wait to see what he says. I’m sure he will have something sorted before long.
“I think Prizefighter has done me a lot of good in the way I look at fights.
“Until then I was thinking nothing could be harder than the last fight but now I realise it’s going to just keep getting tougher.”