Fermin will defend his belt against Sam Egginton in England

The Spaniard will make the first defense of the European welterweight before the official candidate. The match will be in Birmingham on 13 May.

The boxing Spanish boxing in recent months has ended. The European Boxing Federation (EBU) has confirmed on Wednesday that Ferdinand Rodriguez will make the first defense of the European welterweight championship against the official candidate, Sam Egginton. That fight was ordered a few days ago by the EBU, but was expected to go to auction. In the end there was agreement between the parties and it was not reached. Therefore, the canary will travel to Birmingham (England) on 13 May to fight the local boxer.

Since winning his continental wrap on December 2, Ferino had shuffled several options for his first defense. The first name to appear was that of Paul Malignaggi, with whom the Spaniard was close to signing. Another of the names that sounded the most was Kerman Lejarraga. The choice of a European between two Spaniards excited the fans, and although there were negotiations, it was not closed. Finally, Sam Egginton, an official candidate who would eventually become the chosen one, entered the roster.

In between, many names and rumors, since Malignaggi and Egginton were measured in the evening of the Haye vs Bellew. The British won and the EBU soon ordered that he should fight against the Spaniard. The negotiations had been brewing for several weeks and the Spanish boxer had already begun his training again in recent days. Signal that the agreement was close. Now, Ferino has already marked the date in red: on May 13 he will play his belt.
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