STOURBRIDGE welterweight Sam Eggington is ready to defend his European title this Saturday.

The Savage, who has recently been named as the Boxing Writers' Club's Young Boxer of the Year, will face mandatory challenger Mohamed Mimoune on the undercard of the lightweight blockbuster between Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena, live on Sky Sports.

Eggington landed the title with a devastating tenth round KO to rip the title from Cerefino Rodriguez in Birmingham in May, adding the Spaniard’s name to his ever-growing list of impressive scalps.

Egginton went in the Rodriguez bout on the back of two eighth round stoppage wins against former world champion Paulie Malignaggi and former world title challenger Frankie Gavin.

Frenchman Mimoune is unbeaten in over three years and holds the EU title, and Eggington expects a challenging night against the 29-year-old Southpaw.

However, another big victory would see the Stour fighter take another massive step towards a world title shot in the new year.

Eggington is joined on the undercard by the first defence of Robbie Barrett’s British Lightweight title against Lewis Ritson and the continued rise in the paid ranks of Team GB Rio Olympian’s Joshua Buatsi and Josh Kelly.