(Anders Eggan from Trondheim is one of the most exciting boxing talents in Norway and now he’s secured himself a contract with a New York agency)
Anders has signed a 3 year contract with Surface Model and Talent Agency in Manhattan, New York.
“I’m already outside of Norway with my boxing and this opportunity can open even more doors with me,” says Anders, “Now I can combine modeling and training in New York”
Eggan is now located in America’s largest city where he trains at the legendary Gleason’s Gym and models for his new agency.
“We think Anders has a great opportunity for success and we’re looking forward to developing him as a model. He represents what we stand for and is in great shape from boxing,” says Caitlyn Dowdy from Surface.
A lot has happened in the past year
Anders Eggan had several injuries in 2017, but he went on to have a great year regardless. Eggan became Norwegian champion in 75kg (middleweight) in March and debuted as a professional on the undercard match where Cecilia Braekhus knocked out Swedish Mikaela Lauren in October.
Eggan won his super middleweight match against the British journeyman-fighter Lewis van Poetsch on points. The plan for Eggan is to fully commit both as an amateur and pro in the next years.
Eggan injured his hand and has therefore been unable to fight in the last few months.
-What are your goals moving forward?
“Now I’m just waiting for my hand to heal and then I’ll get back into the ring as fast as possible. My debut fight left me wanting more of the pro-life and I want to have as many fights as possible.
The Olympics are in 2020 and we have a great plan moving to make the dream a reality.”
Mom and Dad, important support
The family is a part of the team, Team Eggan. Coach and Dad Oyvind who was previously a top Norwegian amateur fighter and also Mom (and accountant) Tonje. They sacrificed both time and money for their son to reach his dream of becoming one of the world’s best boxers.
-What is most important for you now? Boxing or modeling?
“Boxing is my passion and that is what I’ve always wanted to do but at the same time it’s very fun to be recognized and modeling is the opportunity for me to get my face and Team Eggan out to the world. Because of my injury it’s good to have something else to do.”
He trains 3 sessions a day, also now as he is injured, and is going to go all in on boxing and at the same time do modeling in the coming years.
-Will is be extra important to not get hit in the right now?
“Haha! The most important thing in boxing is to avoid getting hit while hitting the opponent at the same time. But of course it’s even more important to not get hit now that I need to look just as pretty when I walk out of the ring as when I walked in,” says Eggan.