Ted Cheeseman Drops, Stops Pauly Upton, Keeps WBA Trinket

By Elliot Foster

Ted Cheeseman produced the most polished display of his career to date as he scored an early win.

The Bermondsey super-welterweight retained his WBA International title at York Hall, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Cheeseman dominated proceedings from beginning to end against previously undefeated challenger Pauly Upton at the famous Bethnal Green venue, as part of the latest instalment of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing’s JDNXTGEN series.


He had absolutely no consideration for the power of Upton and Cheeseman turned on the style after cruising through the early rounds.

There was a point off for Upton in the fourth round and that was the beginning of his demise as, later on in that round, the referee Terry O’Connor was forced to issue a count.

Cheeseman hit Upton with a peach of a right uppercut, bang on the base of the chin, which sent him to the canvas.

To his credit, the challenger rose to his feet and continued to fight, but the stronger man overwhelmed him and dropped him twice more before the fight was called off after two minutes and 45 seconds of the fourth.

“I sent out a big statement with that win. I walked through whatever Upton had, showed how strong and big I am and how hard I’m punching,” Cheeseman said afterwards. “Fair play, he came and had a go, but I’m fit, strong and wanted to show my fans that I am ready to go on to bigger and better things.

“I’ve been matched well and put on a good showing. I know I’m ready to be let off the leash and I can get in with anyone now, both domestically and wider.”
Cheeseman, 22, is promoted by the aforementioned Hearn.

And the Essex promoter himself quipped about the class of his man, as well as the potential next step.

“It’s a great time for the division at the moment with it thriving both domestically and on the world scene.

“Ted boxed really well and Anthony Fowler, Scott Fitzgerald and Sam Eggington are all potential opponents for him in the next six-12 and even 18 months, but I’d like to see him fight Michael Zerafa, the Commonwealth champion at the weight, next.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shontae De'marc on 06-07-2018

Anyone named 'Pauly' deserves to be KOd

Comment by asgarth on 06-07-2018

[QUOTE=Binomial;18836157]Looked very very good tonight did Ted. Should be looking to fight some of the better British fighters out there though. Eggington is the one i'd like to see him in there with, 2 pressure come forward fighters who like…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 06-07-2018

I'd like to see the big Cheese on some of Matchrooms US bouts. Eddie also has another show coming off in Monaco & these are the place's where the likes of Ted, Felix Cash & Lawrence Okoli need to be…

Comment by GlassJoey on 06-06-2018

Best performance I saw tonight. Okolie looked good but I’m not sure if Watkins was a match.

Comment by Santa_ on 06-06-2018

War Cheese Man!

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