Blues welcome local boxing talent to Wast Hills

Blues welcome local boxing talent to Wast Hills

Blues were delighted to welcome five of the brightest talents in English boxing to Wast Hills Training Ground on Monday.

Sam Eggington, Shakan Pitters, Tion Gibbs, Cori Gibbs and Kaisee Benjamin - all fighters from Birmingham - have enjoyed huge successes on both the local and international circuits in recent months and were joined by their respected trainer John Pegg to take in First Team training.

In September, Eggington retained his WBC silver belt as he out-fought Bilel Jkitou in Coventry. Previously, the orthodox fighter known as ‘The Savage’, has held British and Commonwealth welterweight titles, as well as the European title in 2017.

Pitters became the new WBC international light heavyweight champion in mid-November as he stopped Reece Cartwright in the eighth round, despite trailing on the scorecards. The 32-year-old is now seeking new title fights as he looks to climb the rankings.

Tion Gibbs secured the highly coveted title of Midlands Area Champion in September of this year. The 26-year-old fought off a wealth of local talent to pick up his eighth professional win in succession, remaining unbeaten in the process.

Cori Gibbs, the elder brother of Tion, enjoyed huge success as he won the Boxxer Series at the start of the month. He outboxed three fighters back-to-back live on Sky Sports to come away victorious. That puts his record at an impressive 16-0, with three knockouts.

Prolific body-shotter Benjamin was also back in the winning circle in November as he came out on top in his Super-Lightweight bout against Andreas Maier at the Sky Dome in Coventry. The fine win brought his professional record to 14-1-1.

The boxers are all supporters of the Club and fans will get the chance to see them during the game against Blackpool, where they be welcomed onto the pitch at half-time.