STOURBRIDGE welterweight Sam Eggington became European champion as he knocked out Cerefino Rodriguez in Birmingham.

The Savage overcame his Spanish rival in the 10th round with a thrilling combination to secure the title in front of the Sky Sports cameras at the Barclaycard Arena.

The 23-year-old from Bitmingham's Eastside gym will now look to a title defence and possible world title tilt later this season after his third successive stoppage.

Photos courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing.

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