Predictions for Ted Cheeseman vs Sergio Garcia

Predictions for Ted Cheeseman vs Sergio Garcia and betting odds

Published On Sunday, January 6, 2019By Tim Rickson

Key boxing figures give their predictions for the Ted Cheeseman vs Sergio Garcia European title fight

Bermondsey boxer Ted Cheeseman (15-0, 9KOs) gets a shot at undefeated Spaniard Sergio Garcia's (28-0 13KOs) European super-welterweight title on February 2 in London's O2 Arena.

The 23-year-old Millwall fan gets his next major title shot after outpointing Asinia Byfield in an all-action battle for the Lonsdale belt at the Copper Box Arena in October, and the South Londoner knows that a win over the undefeated European titlist from Cantabria in Northern Spain could secure a mouth-watering all-British fight with Liverpool’s highly-rated Anthony Fowler.

BBN asked key figures for their predictions for 'The Big Cheese' vs 'El Niño' on just the fifth weekend of the year:

 

Jamie Speight
Three-time Southern Area champion

"I really don’t know enough about Sergio Garcia to give an accurate prediction, but I like Cheeseman, he's a nice lad and a good fighter, so I have to do the honest thing and back my own, so I will say either Cheeseman UD or a late stoppage in rounds 9-12."

 

Tim Rickson
Sports Agent

"I rate Cheeseman highly and I think he will go on to fight at World level in the near future.

He's ambitious, aggressive, powerful, still only 23-years-old and will fight anyone! He has a stellar amateur background, has had a perfect start to the pros, and his attitude towards his business is admirable. He KO'd Chris Jenkinson in his sixth fight, who is a big test for any fledgling pro, then he stopped Lloyd Ellett in just his seventh fight, albeit the stoppage coming a little bit early from the ref, but he still had him reeling back to the ropes - a 20-1 fighter with a decent amateur career himself.

I think he will be a powerful force in the light-middles and a win over Garcia will just be another stepping stone on to the world level scene in his flourishing career. Garcia is currently ranked third place with the WBC, so a victory for Cheeseman will see him rush up the rankings right next to Kell Brook and be in touching distance of the WBC champ Tony Harrison.

Obviously, it's a hard fight for Ted, but I think he can overcome anything Garcia will bring and get the win, probably on points."

 

Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News & Views

"Good test for Cheeseman, if he looks impressive and gets the win, as does Liverpool rival Anthony Fowler next up - this could set up a big showdown between the two in 2019."

 

Joe Neale
Boxing Matchmaker

"I have only seen a little bit of Sergio Garcia, just his recent European title fights. He looks like he moves well and keeps busy, but think Cheeseman is just a bit better at this point in his career and see Ted picking up a comfortable points win."

 

Aqib Tahlat
BBN Writer

"This is a fight that will be quite hard to call as both are undefeated and are still in early stages of their careers.

Sergio Garcia is 28-0 and Ted Cheeseman is 15-0 but not in his prime yet, which can play a part.

It's a truly 50/50 fight, but I am going to go with the Brit due to having an impressive amateur background and also carries that power with a 60% knockout ratio, which is always key in a close fight.

I think Cheeseman will stop him late."

 

Betting Odds

Provided by Sky Bet

Ted Cheeseman to win: 2/5
Ted Cheeseman to win by decision: 11/8
Ted Cheeseman to win by KO: 2/1
Sergio Garcia to win: 2/1
Sergio Garcia to win by decision: 7/2 
Sergio Garcia to win by KO: 6/1 
Draw: 20/1