Cheesman expects to stop Eggington
Ted Cheeseman has predicted that he will stop Sam Eggington in the later rounds when they fight for the IBF International Super-Welterweight Title at the Matchroom Fight Camp on 1st August.
Eggington won the belt last year with a second-round stoppage of Orlando Fiordigiglio but has had his best moments at welterweight and Cheeseman thinks stepping up a division will leave his rival fragile.
'The Savage' won the European title at welterweight by stopping Ceferino Rodriguez in ten rounds in 2017 but since moving up in weight, he suffered a shock defeat to Hassan Mwakinyo in two rounds and was finished by Liam Smith in five.
Cheeseman is without a win in his last three but has been campaigning his whole career at 154lbs and thinks that being the naturally bigger man will give him the advantage.
"I respect Sam as a fighter," said Cheeseman. "But I think he's a massive welterweight. I think he's a fragile light-middleweight. When I stand there and start bullying him and dominating him in the middle of the ring, he hasn't got a Plan B but I have.
"If it goes wrong for me, I can box. If I start pushing him back and he can't handle the strength or power, he has to try and fight back."
He added: "I feel like I'll get Sam out of there in the later rounds. He's going to have a go early on but as the rounds go on he's going to keep on getting hit as his defence is his face. Once I keep hitting him the damage is going to come on top and one of the shots is going to land and he's going to go."
Cheeseman is 1.14 to win the fight, with Eggington 5.00.
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