Yafai vs Muranaka: Sam Eggington eager to produce excitement in European title fight
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 11/05/17 2:14pm
Sam Eggington says his exciting boxing style comes naturally and plans to produce another dramatic battle when he challenges for the European title.
'The Savage' can live up to his reputation as one of Britain's most entertaining fighters in Saturday's clash with European welterweight champion Ceferino Rodriguez, live on Sky Sports.
Recent wins over Frankie Gavin and Paulie Malignaggi provided fight fans with memorable rounds, but Eggington insists he does not have to make any extra effort to impress.
Eggington told Sky Sports: "I don't try to be exciting. I don't walk to the ring, telling myself I want to do something crazy tonight.
Luckily enough, people like to watch that, so I'm lucky that I box with that style.
"It's just off the cuff and it's how I box. I don't really have to put pressure on myself to do that. It's how I have learned to box and it works for me.
"Luckily enough, people like to watch that, so I'm lucky that I box with that style."
Eggington: Malignaggi a mentor
Sam Eggington given advice from Paulie Malignaggi ahead of European title fight
Spaniard Rodriguez has been sharpening his skills in sparring sessions with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, but Eggington believes he will be lifted by his large local fans at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
"The support for this one has been huge," said Eggington. "I say it every time, but coming back to Birmingham after the Malignaggi fight, with such a huge show, the support has really doubled.
"I'm over the moon and it will be a brilliant night on Saturday."
Watch Kal Yafai vs Suguru Muranaka, Sam Eggington vs Ceferino Rodriguez, and Josh Kelly on this Saturday's Birmingham bill, from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 2.