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A Week In The Life of a Champion

Last week we spent a week in the life of Smoke Haus regular and new European Welterweight Champion Sam Eggington as he prepared for his successful pursuit of Cerefino Rodriguez’s title at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 13th May.


Tuesday 9th May – Public Workout @ Bullring Birmingham

First up was the public workout in the Bullring right outside Debenhams on the ground floor. This was an amazing opportunity to see the full card for Saturday up close & personal which as well as Sam included Frankie Gavin, Kal Yafai & Sean Davis.

Thursday 11th May – Final Press Conference @ Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

This was the one we were most excited about! A chance to see all the boxers soundbites live on Sky Sports ahead of the weekend’s bouts. The press conference was led & presented by Eddie Hearn (starstruck!) and each boxer had their say about the weekend’s bouts. Sam was as cool as ever of course…

sam-eggington-supported-by-smoke-hausFriday 12th May – Weigh In @ Bullring Birmingham

The last of the week’s build up was the final weigh in and we were back at the Bullring Birmingham, here we saw all of the boxers on Saturday’s card weighed and posing for head to head press shots. Once again footage was used for Sky Sports & Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn was also in attendance which led to a fantastic turnout of fight fans all keen to see their heroes close up.

The week was a fascinating insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the run up to a big fight and we can’t wait to welcome back Sam for a celebratory meal on us! He’s a big fan of our chicken….

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