Ted Cheeseman will be looking to move on from domestic level once more after a close win against Sam Eggington.
The Londoner challenged ‘Savage’ for his IBF International super-welterweight title on Saturday night, exclusively live on Sky Sports and DAZN.
Cheeseman had been without a win in three fights during a nightmare spell going into the fight at Matchroom Boxing’s Brentwood headquarters, topping the first instalment of Fight Camp, but edged out Eggington as the pair served up a cracking 12-round contest.
The three scoring judges handed in tallies of 116-113, 116-113 and 115-114 in favour of Cheeseman, who began the fight by unleashing sharp right hands on the former British, Commonwealth and European champion Eggington. The man trained by Jon Pegg, who walked into his gym and wanted to become a journeyman, replied with hooks as both men gave as good as they got.
The fight was something of a back-and-forth affair, with Cheeseman having spells of good boxing and Eggington managing to drag the Bermondsey man into a dogfight at times.
Into the closing rounds, both refused to give ground in the finale to a thrilling encounter, with Eggington and Cheeseman both hurt by hooks in an epic last stanza which saw those at ringside applaud.