STOURBRIDGE welterweight Sam Eggington will make the first defence of his European title in October.

The Savage will take on mandatory challenger Mohamed Mimoune on the undercard of Anthony Crolla's lightweight battle with Ricky Burns.

The event will take place at the Manchester Arena on October 7, live on Sky Sports.

Eggington bagged the title in May with a thrilling tenth-round knock-out success over previous holder Ceferino Rodriguez in Birmingham.

Frenchman Mimoune has a pro record of 18 wins and just two defeats and is another tricky opponent for the Stour fighter who now is looking to take another big step toward a dream world title shot.