Ted Cheeseman v Troy Williamson Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions

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Ted Cheeseman puts his British light-middleweight title on the line against Troy Williamson at the Liverpool Arena on the Liam Smith versus Anthony Fowler undercard.

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Ted Cheeseman v Troy Williamson Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions

Ted Cheeseman is definitely one of those fighters who will not duck any challenge. He will face anyone and everyone in his quest to become a world champion.

‘The Big Cheese’ has a professional record of 17 wins, two losses and one draw. His career looked to be on the decline when he lost against Sergio Garcia and Scott Fitzgerald with a draw against Kieron Conway sandwiched in between.

Not many people gave him a chance when he stepped in the ring with Sam Eggington in August 2020. But he put in the performance of his life and won a unanimous decision to win the IBF international light-middleweight belt.

That win gave Cheeseman a lot of confidence, and he again showed everyone what he is capable of with an 11th-round stoppage of James Metcalf in March this year.

Both fighters were looking for that knockout punch, and Cheeseman eventually found it with a huge left hand in the dying seconds of the 11th.

Cheeseman has the heart of a lion. He believes he should be fighting at a higher level. An impressive win over Williamson on Saturday could move him one step closer.

He faces a fighter who has yet to lose as a professional. His record is 16 wins from 17 fights and one draw. His record is impressive, but this is a massive step up for him, and only time will tell if he is ready for it.

The 30-year-old has won his last nine fights. He comes into this contest on the back of TKO win over Kieran Smith in April.

I like the look of Williamson, he will not take a backward step. I just don’t think he will be able to live with a fighter of the calibre of Cheeseman.

Cheeseman will look to finish this one early, but I think Williamson will be too smart for that. He will fight Cheeseman at a distance in order to grow into the fight.

I am expecting Cheeseman to dominate the fight and score a knockout win in the latter rounds. I will stick my neck on the line and say a KO in the ninth for Cheeseman to retain his title.

Ted Cheeseman v Troy Williamson Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions: Fighter’s Predictions

Ted Cheeseman: “Before I had my demons, I hit a point where as a young pro you think you’re unbeatable. You have that glow and that feel around yourself. I feel like for a while I had a lot of pressure on me. I was putting more pressure on myself because I wanted to prove everyone wrong. Now I feel like I’ve got that relaxed happiness and confidence back. I know that as long as I perform, I should deal with Troy Williamson. You always get a test. You either shine or you fail. I hope he fails, but you never know. I believe that I’m ready for whatever he brings. There isn’t any bad blood between us. We’re both good fighters and we both know what we want to do and where we want to go. It’s about giving ourselves the best opportunity of doing that. I’m in unbelievable shape both mentally and physically. I can’t look past this fight, but I feel like this is the last hurdle for me at this level. As long as I’m successful on October 9 then I’ll push on, roll the dice and see where I can get to. I believe that I have the ability to get him out of there in the twelve rounds. Whether it’s points or a stoppage it doesn’t matter, as long as I get the win. This is my last hurdle at British level. I’m very motivated for this fight. Troy is a good fighter. Obviously, he hasn’t had any tests like me. I don’t think he’s had a proper gut check yet, but he’s unbeaten and he doesn’t want to lose his unbeaten record. He’s a tough fighter and he can bang a bit. It’s a good test but I believe my experience will count in the end.”

Troy Williamson: “I’ve been saying for years that I deserve the chance to be involved in these big fights. I’ve told everyone that I’m good enough and this is my chance to prove it. I believe that I’m the best 154lbs fighter in the division. I’ve been offered some big fights in the past and I’ve accepted them all. It’s just unfortunate that some of them never happened for whatever reason. As soon as the Ted Cheeseman fight got mentioned I accepted it because he’s a warrior. This Saturday we’re getting down to business. Ted is a great two-time British Champion. That says it all. He’s the number one fighter in the division. You can’t deny that. I just know what I possess and what I’m going to bring on the night. I’ll be going home with the British title. We’ve had a similar number of fights; I think he’s had one or two more fights than me. I’ve not had it the easy way. I’ve had it tough when I had to sell tickets myself on these small hall shows. I’ve not had no bums just to knock over. I’ve come through the hard way, and it will show on the night that experience won’t matter. You’re going to see the best of me on Saturday. The better the opponent, the better version of Troy Williamson you’ll see. Ted Cheeseman is the biggest fight of my career and he’s probably the best fighter I’ve boxed in my career. It’s going to be a cracker, there’s going to be fireworks. I carry power in both hands. If I hit anyone on the chin at 11st in 10oz gloves I’m going to hurt them. If the stoppage comes it comes. We both like to have a tear up, we’re both fit and both very tough. I’m not one to back down from a fight. When the big fights come, I’ll always take them and so will Ted.”

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