Ted Cheeseman (15-0-0) is primed and raring to unleash pugilistic-menace upon Sergio Garcia (28-0-0) when they collide in rapid-style for the EBU super-welterweight title, this Saturday, at The O2 Arena.
The 'Bermondsey Banger', otherwise known as 'The Big Cheese', will undoubtedly trailblaze his career into super-welterweight stratosphere should he emphatically disband of the unbeaten Spaniard. 'El Nino' is certainly no palooka, sporting thirteen KO's from his immaculate record. This fight will unquestionably be, Cheeseman's most complex test so far - an opportunity which he's amply prepared for, and more to the point, a fight he's relishing.
The 23-year-old Millwall FC fan has progressed in a blend of steady-flourishment; debuting at The O2 in 2015, advancing to win the English title against Matthew Ryan before adding the World Boxing Association International and British titles to his prized assortment. Now, Cheeseman will be ruthless, relentless and raging to do the business against Garcia, propelling into the adept levels of world boxing.
"This is the step-up I need - it gives that bit in my teeth to work really hard and push for what I want", The South Londoner declared.
"On paper, he [Garcia] looks amazing, he's 28-0, 13 knockouts and people are saying to me, do you really need this fight yet? But I've got a good manager, a good coach and I'm pushing on and hoping to go all the way."
Garcia has never boxed outside of his back garden, but he's aware that a fight against Cheeseman, promoted by Matchroom, will move him closer to a world title, whilst igniting his exposure.
"Right now, what is important is this fight, I am not thinking about anything more than this fight, but, I think by winning in England is going to give us more than just talk and give us more possibilities at world level, of course," the 26-year-old champ said.
I can see Garcia attempting to fetter Ted's attacking style; utilising experience, maintaining composure, veering away from a trade early on while flashing-out his jab. However, I think Cheeseman's pressure, strength and power to the body will avail.
A late stoppage or points win for Ted Cheeseman.