Abass Baraou vs Sam Eggington tale of the tape and how to watch the fight

 | February 27 | 

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Sam Eggington and Abass Baraou have it all to play for this Friday night, as they clash for the vacant European super welterweight championship. Eggington aims to become a two-weight European king, having lifted this title at welterweight. Baraou is aiming to hit a career-high, with this being the biggest championship he has ever competed for.

Here’s everything you need to know about this perfectly-poised 154-pound showdown.

Baraou vs Eggington Odds

Baraou

Odds: 8/15

Place Of Birth: Aalen, Germany 

Residence: Berlin, Germany

Age: 29

Alias: N/A

Record: 14-1 (9 KOs)

Height: 5’9½“

Reach: Unavailable 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: W UD 8 Hugo Noriega

Eggington

Odds: 13/8

Place Of Birth: Smethwick, West Midlands, UK 

Residence: Smethwick, West Midlands, UK 

Age: 30

Alias: The Savage

Record: 34-8 (20 KOs)

Height: 5’11”

Reach: Unavailable

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: W TKO 5 Joe Pigford

The Lowdown

Baraou

A European champion and World bronze medalist in the amateurs, Germany’s Baraou had been tipped for championship stardom in the pros. Wins over Carlos Molina, John O’Donnell and Ali Funeka depicted a man on the right path. But Baraou’s 2020 split decision loss to former world champion Jack Culcay proved to be a setback.

Baraou’s record is unblemished since, with five wins and four stoppages providing a course correction. The Culcay fight came too soon and Baraou still gave a good account of himself. Now he aims to add the European crown to his mantle before pursuing world honours.

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Eggington

The West Midlander has enjoyed the highs and endured the lows throughout his storied career. Eggington has held the British, Commonwealth, European and IBO crowns, taking big name scalps along the way. He has stopped the likes of Paulie Malignaggi and Frankie Gavin in major upsets.

But Eggington has also felt the sting of defeat, losing dramatic wars to the likes of Ted Cheeseman and Liam Smith over the years. Still only 30 years of age, Eggington recalibrates as he attempts to snare a European title at a second weight. Once again he comes into a big fight as the underdog. But as the likes of Malignaggi will tell you, that hasn’t stopped Sam in the past.

How To Watch

Date: Friday 1st March

Time: 10pm

Ring Walk (approx): 10:15pm

TV Channel: Channel 5

Card

Abass Baraou vs. Sam Eggington; For the vacant European light middleweight title 

Andrei Dascalu vs. Joe Jackson-Brown; Super middleweight 

Dan Toward vs. Frank Madsen; Light middleweight 

Gully Powar vs. Angelo Turco; Super featherweight 

Ryan Kelly vs. Ioan Alexandru Lutic; Middleweight 

Elliot Whale vs. Fernando Mosquera; Welterweight 

Kaisee Benjamin vs. TBA; Welterweight 

Matty Harris vs. Amine Boucetta; Heavyweight 

Tom Welland vs. Esteban Troetsch; Featherweight 

Nick Leahy vs. Jake Osgood; Welterweight

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