Its A-Bout Boxing

Can Foot Tame The Savage?


David Binns says the “sky’s the limit” for Glenn Foot if he can lift the British and Commonwealth titles tomorrow night.

The unbeaten Sunderland boxer takes on red-hot Sam Eggington at the Manchester Arena in a mouth-watering double header.

Eggington is the reigning Commonwealth king, while the vacant British belt is also on the line at the Eddie Hearn-promoted spectacular.

Foot has not had a bad career by any means, having won the prestigious Prizefighter competition back in 2013.Eggington-v-Lamptey

However, this would lift the 27-year-old, from Marley Pots, to a new and exciting level. “It would mean everything,” said Binns.
“If Glenn wins this, and I’m not taking anything for granted, it would open up all avenues.

“The sky’s the limit for the winner of this fight, whether that’s Sam or Glenn.

“There would be British and Commonwealth title defences and then European fights. Just look at the last holder of the British welterweight belt, Frankie Gavin, he got a fight against Kell Brook.

“I’m not saying that will happen here but there are opportunities out there, big fights that could secure Glenn’s future.

“I’m amazed they (the big promoters) don’t chase him up anyway, I’ve never seen Glenn in a bad fight. I’m pretty confident we’ve got it right for this fight.

“All the hard work’s been done and we’re looking forward to the night.”

While Eggington holds one of the belts and will be in the Matchroom corner, Binns is happy the bout is at the Manchester Arena rather than in Birmingham, the home patch of “the Savage”.

“I am pleased it is in Manchester,” said Binns.

“To be fair to Sam, he’s boxed away from home a lot, he’s not a hometown fighter.

“I want an even playing field and that’s what we’re looking at in Manchester.

“It’s a case of let’s just see the best man win and I’m happy with that.”

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