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Sam Eggington vs Ashley Theophane – Results & Post Fight Report

Sam Eggington took on Ashley Theophane as Hennessy Sport televised boxing live and free on Channel 5 Saturday night.

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Eggington won the IBF International title in Italy last September Photo Credit: Matchroom Boxing
Eggington won the IBF International title in Italy last September Photo Credit: Matchroom Boxing

Sam Eggington got back on track after suffering defeat last time out, as he stopped Ashley Theophane in six rounds of their Super Welterweight encounter in Redditch.

Eggington lost a razor thin decision to Ted Cheeseman last time out, while Theophane was most definitely in the twilight of his career at 40, and with wins over journeymen littering his recent career.

Eggington stalked his man in the opening round, and dominated without exerting himself too much.

The end of the second round saw Eggington score a knockdown, a an off balance Theophane was driven back towards the ropes by an Eggington right hand, and with only the ropes holding him up, the count was administered. 

The third and fourth saw more one way traffic as Eggington winged in more power punches, and it looked like a matter of time before the conclusion came with the Midlander in total control. 

Theophane was mainly in survival mode, and the end came in the sixth, with a powerful right hand to the body felling Theophane, and although he beat the count, referee John Latham had seen enough, and called a halt to the action.

“I’m over the moon. I felt like I was hard done by against Cheeseman” said Eggington post fight. “It was hard to get through, but I stayed with the jab and set him up, and it came off.

Ted Cheeseman beat Sam Eggington after an epic fight at Matchroom HQ on Saturday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
Ted Cheeseman beat Sam Eggington after an epic fight at Matchroom HQ on Saturday Photo Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

“I’m quite happy to box Ted in his back garden. Hopefully he wins his British title match, but I’m quite happy to continue on with my own career if not”.

The McKenna brothers were in action on the bill, and Aaron McKenna inflicted the first inside schedule loss of Jordan Grannum’s career, as the 80 fight veteran failed to come out for the third round. 

In the dying seconds of the second session, McKenna landed with a sweetly timed left hook to the body that felled Grannum, and he bravely beat the count. 

The Irishman piled on the pressure, but the bell saved his opponent. The break between rounds wasn’t long enough though, and Grannum conceded defeat between rounds.  

The McKenna brothers and trainer Freddie Roach in the Wildcard Gym. Photo Credit: boxing scene
The McKenna brothers and trainer Freddie Roach in the Wildcard Gym. Photo Credit: boxing scene

Older brother Stephen McKenna started on the attack in his encounter with MJ Hall as he clubbed his man with several power shots in the opening frame. 

Hall though had only been stopped four times in over sixty professional outings, and was more than adept in handling himself, although taking a sustained beating. 

Eventually though, the pressure told, and McKenna cranked up the pressure to force the referee to intervene in the fifth.

Kaisee Benjamin retained his Midlands Area Welterweight title with a points win over the game Ben Fields over ten rounds. A 97-95 verdict ensured Benjamin kept hold of his belt.

Controversial former Love Island contestant, Idris Virgo, moved to 8-0-1 as he defeated Kevin McAuley, a veteran of over 200 contests, over four rounds at Middleweight. A 40-36 verdict was enough to declare Virgo the winner. 

Son of the promoter, Michael Hennessy Junior, bounced back from a first career defeat last time out to defeat Dale Arrowsmith on referee victor Loughlin’s scorecard. 

Brighton’s Tommy Welch made his professional debut on the card, and duly stopped Wet Bromwich’s Matt Gordon inside two rounds of their Heavyweight encounter.

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