Ted Cheeseman Ordered To Defend British Title Against Scott Fitzgerald

Ted Cheeseman could have his next opponent set after the British Boxing Board of Control ordered his next fight.

Cheeseman, the current British junior middleweight champion, has been ordered to face Scott Fitzgerald with a purse bid set for April 10. The news comes days after Fitzgerald scored a win against Anthony Fowler in Liverpool, England. The BBBofC also stated in their announcement that the fight must take place by the end of July.

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Originally, Cheeseman was ordered to face Fowler, but Fitzgerald won a split decision to win the WBA International title on March 30. Fitzgerald won with scores of 95-94, 94-96 and 95-94 thanks to a knockdown he scored over Fowler in the final round of the fight, which was streamed in the United States on DAZN.

Fitzgerald is unbeaten as a pro since making his debut in the paid ranks in 2016. Nine of Fitzgerald's 13 pro wins have by knockout and already has two wins inside the ring this year. Despite winning the WBA International title, Fitzgerald is still without a top 15 ranking from the WBA.

The 25-year-old Cheeseman was the previous WBA International titleholder, holding the belt throughout most of 2018. Cheeseman won the British title last October when he won a unanimous decision against Asinia Byfield, but has yet to defend the title. Cheeseman last fought in February, losing to EBU European champion Sergio Garcia at the O2 Arena in London.

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