The British fighter won the vacant WBC Silver Championship with a victory over Carlos Molina on Saturday night.
Sam Eggington rose through the ranks of the WBC super middleweight standings by winning the WBC silver middleweight championship against Mexican Carlos Molina on Saturday night.
The 27-year-old Briton scored a convincing 116-112, 119-109, 117-111 over his rival at Coventry Skydome Arena. It was a demanding fight for Eggington nonetheless after Molina refused to turn around again – he was not stopped in a career of 50 fights.
Winning the belt means he’s now one of the top 10 fighters in the WBC, along with the current division champion Jermall Charlo. Since Charlo rarely took an outstanding candidate to challenge him, he can now fight against the new belt holder.
Eggington produced a solid, if not extremely dangerous, performance and then recognized his opponent’s resistance.
British boxing news Eggington reported, saying, “I can see why Chavez, Jr., Mike Alvarado and James Kirkland couldn’t stop him and got into trouble with him.
“I knew the Mexicans were tough, but it was a good solid test for me. He was experienced and knew how to ignore the shoulders.
“Winning really puts me up there in the WBC rankings. I know I’m getting really close to a world title now I’m happy to box in middleweight or super welterweight [with Jermell Charlo, Jermall’s brother, the current WBC champion], where and when the best opportunities arise. “