Bermondsey’s Ted Cheeseman has first 2021 bout confirmed on Povetkin-Whyte undercard

Sports Desk (20 January, 2021)

The super-welterweight was last in action last August when he defeated Sam Eggington

25669Ted Cheeseman. Image: Action Plus

Ted Cheeseman has his next bout in his sights after confirmation he will fight James Metcalf for the vacant British super-welterweight title.

It will be Cheeseman’s eight title fight in a row, and his first time inside the ropes since the Bermondsey bruiser won a unanimous decision against Sam Eggington for the IBF international super-welterweight title in Brentwood last August.

Liverpool’s Metcalf, 32, is the Commonwealth champion and has an unblemished 21-0 record. It’s almost a year since he defeated Jan Balog in his last fight.

Metcalf claimed the Commonwealth belt with a TKO of Jason Welborn in June, 2019.

Twenty-five-year old Cheeseman’s professional record stands at 16-2-1. He had a difficult 2019, losing his unbeaten record against Sergio Garcia, before another loss against Scott Fitzgerald after a draw against Kieron Conway.

The fight is on the undercard of Matchroom Boxing’s second heavyweight clash between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte.

The event has been provisionally set for March 6, with a venue to be confirmed.

Cheeseman said: “Massive start to 2021 fighting James Metcalf for the British title on a massive Sky Sports pay-per-view bill. So excited to get my British title back and glad to be part of such a great card.”

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