Ted Cheeseman beats Sam Eggington in toe-to-toe slugfest at Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp back garden

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Ted Cheeseman beat Sam Eggington by unanimous decision at the end of a thrilling 12-rounder on Saturday night.

The fantastic fight took place in Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom HQ back garden, as part of his new Fight Camp series bringing boxing back behind closed doors on Sky.

Eggington and Cheeseman went to war

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Eggington and Cheeseman went to war

The bout began with a quiet opening round but exploded into life in the second.

Cheeseman staggered Eggington with a right hook and poured it on, but the Birmingham man survived to hear the bell.

The ‘Big Cheese’ mixed up his styles well as he combined boxing with brawling and dominated throughout the early stages.

However, Eggington had a strong end to the sixth and this propelled him to force his way back into contention.

Fight Camp was a remarkable setting

Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Fight Camp was a remarkable setting

Hard punches were exchanged throughout

Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Hard punches were exchanged throughout

The fight then became a toe-to-toe slugfest as they exchanged heavy blows with little defence on show.

Both men hurled hooks and uppercuts at one another, with neither allowing themselves to wilt.

The pace slowed as the pair saved their energy for an electic final round in which they both appeared to rock each other.

Cheeseman was named the winner by unanimous decision 116-113, 116-113, 115-114.

The ‘Big Cheese’ got the decision

Mark Robinson/Matchroom

The ‘Big Cheese’ got the decision

Hearn previously told talkSPORT about the Fight Camp series: “We talked about doing boxing in studios and there’s a lot of people doing it.

“I just feel like when you are talking about a gladiatorial sport, like boxing, you need to create that moment, that energy, not just for the viewer at home but the fighter as well.

“We’ve got big plans. It looks fantastic…

“You have to be compelling and innovative and come up with ideas like Matchroom Fight Camp, where broadcasters are going to say, ‘Wow, we love that.’”






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