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    26 May 2023

    Joe Pigford prepares for an exceptional bout against Sam Eggington at the Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith event

    The Pig Takes on The Savage: Can Joe Pigford Maintain His Unbeaten Record?

    Joe Pigford is a name that sends shivers down the spine of his opponents. Known as ‘The Pig’, this super-welterweight from Southampton has won all twenty of his fights, knocking out nineteen of his opponents in the process. However, he faces his toughest test yet in Sam ‘The Savage’ Eggington at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

    Eggington is one of Britain’s most all-action fighters with a reputation for thrilling fans with his no-nonsense fighting style. His record stands at 33-8 with 19 KOs and he was recently involved in what was declared by the British Boxing Board of Control as the ‘Fight of the Year’ against Bilel Jkitou. But none of that fazes Pigford.

    “Undoubtedly, he’s my best opponent to date,” said Pigford when asked about facing Eggington. “But I am excited about testing myself against him and proving why I’m still unbeaten.”

    Pigford is arguably one of Britain’s most lethal boxers right now, boasting an impressive finish rate unmatched by any other fighter in British boxing history at his weight category – a staggering 95% victory rate with knockouts. This is a testament to his power-punching and unwavering determination.

    “Eggington might be an all-action fighter, but I am the perfect opponent for him,” says Pigford confidently. “I hit hard, he can take a punch – sooner or later, it’s going to come down to who wants it more.”

    Working alongside highly-regarded coach Jacob Macmillan has given Pigford the technical edge he needs over other fighters in his category. He believes that this collaboration will bring out the best in him on Saturday night.

    The Verdict

    Pigford isn’t looking past Eggington and understands that this fight is crucial for his career as a boxer. Winning against such an accomplished opponent would open many doors for him.

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