Sam Eggington Ready For A War Against Ted Cheeseman
As he sets his eyes on IBF gold, Sam Eggington is preparing for Ted Cheeseman and whatever the 24-year-old has in his arsenal.
Eggington (28-6) will defend his IBF Super-Welterweight Title during the debut of “Matchroom Fight Camp” on August 1 against Cheeseman (15-2-1). With a win streak and pride also at stake, Eggington is looking to make the most of his opportunity.
“You only have to watch Ted fight to know that he doesn’t give up when it gets hard,” said Eggington. “I have full faith in myself and if anyone can make him give up, I’ll be that guy. It’ll be a good fight while it lasts. The way we both fight, it’s going to gel for a war, but I genuinely think I’ve got enough to get the win.”
Turning professional in 2012, Eggington won the Commonwealth and British Welterweight Titles in 2015 before losing them a year later. “The Savage” also won the European Welterweight Title before focusing on super-welterweight gold. He lost an opportunity to hold the WBC Silver Super-Welterweight Title against Liam Smith. Since then, Eggington has won four in a row, winning the IBF International Super-Welterweight TItle in the process.
While he has the advantage when it comes to his record, Cheeseman (15-2-1) is confident in his ability. He believes he can push Eggington back, while also thinking Egginton is a fragile super-welterweight. 1-2-1 in his last four fights, Cheeseman, a former European and Britsh Super-Welterweight Champion, is looking for what some are calling an upset win.
With time off to prepare and reflect, Eggington is ready for an opponent he chose.
“I’m confident with this fight,” Eggington went on to say. “Eddie gave me a list of names for potential opponents and we picked him out because it’s a good fight and one we can win. It’s not a fight that worries me like others might have. I’ll make sure I walk out with the win. Any way, shape or form, I’ll get the win.”
“Matchroom Fight Camp” takes place in Brentwood, Essex, in the backyard of Matchroom’s UK office. The co-main event will be James Tennyson v. Gavin Gwynne for the vacant British Lightweight Title. The show will air on Sky Sports and DAZN.