Ted Cheeseman edges out Sam Eggington in Fight Camp thriller

The opening weekend of Fight Camp has been hailed a success...

Ted Cheeseman got back to winning ways after outpointing Sam Eggington in an absolute barnburner of a fight.

The Bermondsey boxer, who was without a victory since 2018 after defeats to Sergio Garcia, Scott Fitzgerald and a draw to Kieron Conway, overcame his domestic rival with scores of 116-113, 116-113 and 115-114 on the opening weekend of Fight Camp.

The fight delivered on its promise with fans left amazed at what they had witnessed at Matchroom Boxing’s HQ.

It was non-stop action from the off with Eggington throwing a barrage of hooks, only to be countered by right hand of Cheeseman’s.

The Birmingham fighter who had to withstand the power of Cheeseman in the second and third before weathering the storm with big hooks of his own in the sixth. The following round ‘Savage’ busted the nose of the former Lonsdale titleholder and traded in an equally entertaining round eight.

However, it would not be enough as Cheeseman would get his hand raised via unanimous decision to win the IBF junior middleweight International title. Nobody would complain if there was a rematch in what was a Fight of the Year contender. 

On the undercard, former Commonwealth and European champion James Tennyson won the British lightweight strap with a knockout of Gavin Gwynne in the sixth round. 

Elsewhere, Dave Coldwell-fighter Jordan Gill delivered a classy performance to outpoint Reece Bellotti, amateur standout Dalton Smith stopped Nathan Bennett and Fabio Wardley extended his unbeaten record to 8-0 with victory over Simon Vallily.

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