Date: 8th October 2017 at 11:48am
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At the Manchester Arena, on Saturday night, Sam Eggington made a mandatory defence of his European welterweight title.

His opponent was Mohamed Mimoune and the night was to end in disappointment for the boxer from Birmingham.

Eggington, who recent won the Boxing Writer?s award of the Young Fighter of the Year, never looked comfortable against Mimoune.

The challenger used his boxing ability to frustrate Eggington and open up a points? lead.

Going into the latter rounds, Eggington looked devoid of energy and it came as no surprise when Mimoune was given the verdict on the score-cards of all three judges, with the cards being declared as:

? 116 ? 112
? 115 ? 113
? 116 ? 112

After the fight, Eggington admitted that he?d been struggling to make the weight and will now move up to light-middleweight.

The result sees Eggington?s record slip to 21-4 with 13 wins coming by way of knockout whilst Mimoune?s record now reads 192 with 2 wins by knockout.