Sam Eggington has vowed to finish the run of high-profile Mexican victories on these shores this yr when he faces ‘King’ Carlos Molina for a WBC regional title on Saturday twenty second Might on the Coventry Skydome Enviornment, solely dwell and free on Channel 5.
Battle-hardened Eggington, 27, has seen Josh Warrington halted in 9 rounds by Mauricio Lara; Robbie Davis Jr’s factors loss to Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela and the newest a couple of weeks in the past with James Tennyson blitzed within the opening spherical by Jovanni Straffon.
The Birmingham star has not but skilled buying and selling leather-based with a Mexican fighter in his 37-fight profession and is aware of that he’s up towards it and in an actual acid check for his first one towards the fearsome Molina, 37, a former IBF World Tremendous-Welterweight Champion.
From Patzcuaro, Michoacán de Ocampo, Molina has by no means been stopped in his 18-year and 50-fight profession that has seen him combine it with a number of the finest and hardest punchers across the division, together with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (twice), Mike Alvarado, Erislandy Lara, Kermit Cintron, James Kirkland, Ishe Smith, Cory Spinks and Cornelius Bundrage, that validates his hazard.
Though the warning indicators are there, former British, Commonwealth, European and Worldwide Champion Eggington is prepared for a toe-to-toe conflict with the teak-tough Molina and put a cease to the run of Brits falling to the marauding Mexicans.
“They are saying you haven’t been in a combat till you’ve been in with a Mexican fighter. They’re famend for his or her excessive toughness and so they have a number of the biggest champions within the sport’s historical past, I’m conscious of that and it’s a warning to me to not underestimate Molina,” stated Eggington.
“I’ve seen what Lara did to Warrington, Valenzuela’s win over Davis Jr. and what Straffon did to Tennyson, I’d be a idiot to not notice and put together for what’s in entrance of me towards Molina, however I’m getting ready for a trench conflict if want be towards him. There’s no approach he can be leaving the UK with my scalp and the WBC Silver title. This can be a conflict and he’d higher be prepared for what I’m ready to undergo to win,”
“While the Mexicans have been operating rampant over right here this yr, that may come to a cease towards Molina on Might twenty second. I do know that Chavez, Alvarado, Lara, Kirkland and Bundrage couldn’t cease him, however will probably be an actual assertion of the place I’m at if I will be the primary. I do know that every little thing is on the road with this combat, if I lose then I received’t get the World title shot that I’m so near which is why I need to win and will probably be in devastating type.”