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Cheeseman’s European title fight not before 10pm

Last Updated: 02/02/19 9:24am

Ted Cheeseman takes on Sergio Garcia at The O2

Ted Cheeseman takes on Sergio Garcia at The O2

Ted Cheeseman takes on Sergio Garcia at The O2

Ted Cheeseman is looking to become the latest British boxer to be crowned European champion at The O2, tonight, live on Sky Sports. ‘The Big Cheese’ takes on unbeaten super-welterweight title holder Sergio Garcia, so here’s all you need to know about the two fighters and the bill-topping bout…

Live Fight Night

February 2, 2019, 7:30pm

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The background

Sky Sports Arena fight card

Sergio Garcia vs Ted Cheeseman
Jake Ball vs Craig Richards
Lawrence Okolie vs Tamas Lodi
Felix Cash vs Abolaji Rasheed

Ted Cheeseman is a rising star in the making who is stepping out of the domestic scene into Europe. The Bermondsey boy’s all-action style not only draws interest but in a busy 2018, took care of all comers. Carson Jones, Paul Upton and Asinia Byfield were testing in his past, with the British title and world rankings in the bag.

A social war with Anthony Fowler has put Cheeseman on course for a domestic dust-up later this year, but first he is seeking the vote of confidence in a serious European super-welterweight debate.

Champion Sergio Garcia has a famous sporting name, an unbeaten record and Sergio Martinez behind him. ‘El Nino’ has not boxed outside of Spain before, so will home advantage prove a factor? With Fowler ringside, Cheeseman has plenty to ponder…

What the fighters say…

“I’m not going to play about, and try and go to points, even if I’m winning the whole fight in the 11th round, and I’m cruising. In the 12th round I’m going out there to try and take his head off.”

Ted Cheeseman

“I am going to give my best and it’s logical that they have him as the favourite, but I am going to go for it and show that we have the title and we have it for a reason.”

Sergio Garcia

What the experts say…

“Cheeseman will follow in my footsteps. I didn’t follow through with what I should have in my career, but I think he will deliver the goods.  He’s powerful, he’s strong. For a young kid, he’s got the mindset of a fully grown 30-year-old man. He’s very mature in his ways. He punches very hard.”

Kevin Mitchell

“Cheeseman is progressing really well and that is exactly what we should see. He is developing at the perfect pace and there isn’t really anything you can pick faults in. This is the next step up, but I am expecting that tight defence, his jab and the way he switched from head to body, to be on display again.”

Matthew Macklin

What the rival says…

What the promoter says…

“Boxing is one of those sports when you’ve got to fire at the right moment. Twelve-week camps are great, and he’s well prepared, but if you don’t do it for those 36 minutes, it’s all irrelevant – and that’s the pressure on Ted Cheeseman.”

Eddie Hearn

The weigh-in…

Sergio Garcia: 10st 13lbs 4oz
Ted Cheeseman: 10st 13lbs 3oz

Essential reading

London’s next likely lad?

Kevin Mitchell tells Sky Sports about making a name in London, the threat of early fame, brutal battles at The O2, and why Ted Cheeseman is his natural successor.

Looking ahead…

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In boxing if you want the glory you must put it all on the line and dare to be great.

In boxing if you want the glory you must put it all on the line and dare to be great.

Watch Ted Cheeseman vs Sergio Garcia for the European title, with Lawrence Okolie, Felix Cash, Jake Ball and Craig Richards on the cracking O2 undercard, live on Sky Sports Arena, from 7.30pm.

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