Few fights made for British boxing’s comeback from lockdown have evoked as much excitement as Ted Cheeseman’s clash with Sam Eggington.
The non-stop style of both fighters means that fireworks are seemingly inevitable in the crossroads super-welterweight battle.
It tops the opening card of Matchroom’s Fight Camp on August 1st and speaking to Cheeseman underlined to BBTV he is determined to ‘prove people wrong’ and get back to the top.
He said: “It’s only been a year, but I have changed my life around and I have changed my focus in boxing. My goal in boxing has changed, my passion and love for boxing had changed for a period of time, but now I have got that love for sport back. I have that goal of getting as far as I can, my focus isn’t on the money, it’s on fulfilling my potential.”
Looking ahead of the fight with Birmingham’s Eggington and what it means to be headlining Matchroom’s first show since the lockdown, he added: “This is event is history, it’s something people are going to be talking about for years, so everyone is going to be tuning in.
“I don’t think this fight would have happened if it wasn’t for the lockdown and it’s gonna be a great fight, we are going to see the old, but improved Ted Cheeseman and I’m ready to steal the show then push onto big things.”