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Big Cheese ready to bounce back; BOXING.

Byline: T Cheeseman v S Eggington Sky Sports Action, 10pm By Dan Williams

TED CHEESEMAN has not won any of his last three fights but he should be able to get his career back on track by beating Sam Eggington for the IBF super-welterweight title at the Matchroom fight camp in Brentwood.

The Big Cheese can count himself very unfortunate not to have beaten Scott Fitzgerald last time out after a fantastic performance, but the judges controversially scored the fight in Fitzgerald's favour.

Sam The Savage has had most of his success down at welterweight, unexpectedly winning British, Commonwealth and European titles. But a couple of defeats cost him his belts, and he was brought back down to earth with a serious bump when he was taken to school by Liam Smith last year and stopped in five rounds.

A win over Cheeseman would be huge for Eggington but he is a big underdog and he is the naturally smaller man, so could be bullied if Cheeseman is on his game.

Eggington's last two defeats have been by knockout - as well as the loss to Smith he was also stopped in two rounds by Hassan Mwakinyo in 2018 - and Cheeseman is 5-4 to win by KO.

But six of Cheeseman's last seven fights have gone the distance and with so much uncertainty surrounding the fighters' preparation due to social distancing it would be surprising if either fighter is on their A-game, and a better bet may be to back Cheeseman to win on points.

BEST BET T Cheeseman to win on points 1pt 13-8 Betfair, Paddy Power

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Author:T Cheeseman v S Eggington Sky Sports Action, 10pm By Dan Williams
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Aug 1, 2020
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