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Steven Pearce Takes on Sam Eggington in Maiden Midlands Area Title Defence

By Daniel Mole – Steven Pearce and Sam Eggington will go head to head for the Midlands Area Welterweight Title at The Venue in Dudley on Friday, 3rd May 2013. Champion Pearce (7-1) will make a first defence of the title he won when he defeated Derby’s Luke Gallear at the beginning of March. 19 year-old Eggington (4-1) will be looking to build on the promising start he has made to his professional career.

The Stourbridge pair both competed in January’s “Prizefighter: The Welterweights III” at Wolverhampton Civic Hall. It was on that occasion that the duo suffered their only career losses to date.

28 year-old Pearce was stopped by eventual Prizefighter Winner, Glenn Foot, whilst Eggington lost a Unanimous Decision to Finalist, Dale Evans.

“Pearce versus Eggington has all the ingredients of a Fight of the Year contender,” Promoter Errol Johnson told www.uko-boxing.com. “They are both come-forward-fighters who enjoy a tear-up and they’re both from Stourbridge, so there’s local pride at stake too.

“The fact that there’s a title up for grabs too means it’s going to be a great night of boxing.”

The packed undercard features a host of local fighters.

Chris Male makes his return to the ring after having second thoughts over his retirement. The 30 year-old featherweight (11-1) decided to hang up his gloves after a points defeat to Josh Warrington, at The Venue, for the English Title back in November. However, the punching postman has decided that the time is right for his ring return.

Dudley light-middleweight prospect, Kyle Spencer (5-0) will be looking to build on the promising start he has made to his professional career and will be joined on the bill by fellow Dudley pugilist, lightweight Rizwan Rasool (2-0).

West Bromwich light-middleweight, Adam Corbett (3-1), makes a first appearance since September whilst Dudley featherweight Dean Anderson (5-2) will be back in action for the first time since his British Masters title defeat at super-bantamweight in December.

Birmingham super-middleweight Andrew Robinson (5-0) will also feature on what promises to be an all-action evening of boxing.

Tickets are priced at £30 unreserved seating and £60 Ringside to include a three-course meal (tables of ten). They are available from The Venue Box Office on 01384 453 101.