BBN report on all the Ted Cheeseman (15-0, 9KOs) vs Sergio Garcia (28-0 13KOs) results from February 2 at The O2 in London.
DANA ZAXO v TAYAR MEHMED
4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight contest @ 13st 5lbs
23-year-old Hammersmith light-heavyweight 'Savage' Zaxo moved up to 4-0 with another consecutive points win.
JOHN DOCHERTY v PRZEMYSLAW BINIENDA
4 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight contest
The unbeaten Scot, 21-years-old, blasted Binienda away in the opening round.
SCOTT FITZGERALD v RADOSLAV MITEV
6 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
Second-round TKO for 'Fitzy' as he trapped his man on the ropes with relentless uppercuts and hooks, and now looks ahead to his all-domestic dust-up with bitter rival Anthony Fowler next.
FABIO WARDLEY v MORGAN DESSAUX
6 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest
First-round KO from a heavy right uppercut for the Dillian Whyte protégé, who claims he is ready to fight for Southern Area and English belts this year.
FELIX CASH v RASHEED ABOLAJI
12 x 3 mins vacant Commonwealth Middleweight Championship
Felix 'Cash-ed' his cheque early with a first-round stoppage win over Nigerian 'Afonja Warrior' Abolaji to bag his second professional title. It was only 20 seconds to the end of the opener when an overhand right landed heavily and even though Abolaji rose to his feet he could not continue.
LAWRENCE OKOLIE v TAMAS LODI
10 x 3 mins WBA Continental Cruiserweight Championship
It was a comfortable third-round TKO win for reigning British cruiserweight champ Okolie, now up to 11-0 on his perfect record. Straight after the fight, he went head to head with future opponent and Commonwealth champ Wadi Camacho, now set for March 23 at the Copper Box, which will be a winner takes all contest with both the British and Commonwealth up for grabs.
JAKE BALL v CRAIG RICHARDS
10 x 3 mins WBA Continental Light-Heavyweight Championship
Richards started brightly and couldnt miss with the right hand. Ball looked lost and it was all over early in the third-round after a series of knockdowns at the hands of the unfavoured victor. Ball drops down to 12-1 and 28-year-old Londoner Richards advances to 14-1.
SERGIO GARCIA v TED CHEESEMAN
12 x 3 mins EBU Super-Welterweight Championship
The European champion showed his level by bossing the fight right from the off. Cheeseman waded forward but was outclassed in every round and didn't seem to have a 'Plan B' in his locker, which he desperately needed.
Garcia picked his punches better than the home fighter and his opponent began to show signs of wear from the midway point, having absorbed way too many shots. For his first fight away from home, 'El Niño' looked formidible and as confident as if he was at home in Spain.
In the ninth-round, the Bermondsey boxer rallied back and looked like he could cause an upset against the run of play. However, the Spaniard was as fit as a fiddle and continued his energetic pace with high output to keep racking up the rounds. In round-10, Garcia landed a huge uppercut which could have floored a lesser opponent but Cheeseman stood strong.
Despite losing nearly every round, the Millwall FC fan dug deep right up until the final bell, but didn't get his hand raised by the ref as scores of 119-109, 119-109, and a very bizarre return of 115-114 were called for Garcia.
Despite collecting his first ever career defeat, 'The Big Cheese' earned the respect of the crowd for his huge heart and no doubt the experience will spur him on in the gym and for future fights. A big learning curve fo the 23-year-old who may look to drop back down to domestic level and defend his Lonsdale belt to the winner of Anthony Fowler vs Scott Fitzgerald who both meet on March 30.