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Ted Cheeseman-Scott Fitzgerald joins Davies-Ritson on October 19th

Fitzgerald will be fighting for the first time since upsetting Anthony Fowler in March

Boxing at The O2 Photo by James Chance/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Robbie Davies Jr.’s October 19th Newcastle grudge match with Lewis Ritson will have at least one quality co-feature, as Ted Cheeseman is set to defend his British super welterweight title against unbeaten Scott Fitzgerald.

Cheeseman (15-1-1, 9 KO) has the belt, but Fitzgerald (13-0, 9 KO) has the momentum. Cheeseman beat Asinia Byfield last October to claim the belt, only to lose a surprise decision to Sergio Garcia in a bid for the European title. He did, however, go on to defend his belt with a split draw against Kieron Conway that most agreed should have been a clear victory for “The Big Cheese.”

Fitzgerald, a 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, is coming off of his biggest win to date, warring his way past fellow unbeaten Anthony Fowler in March. He was set to compete earlier this summer against Brian Rose, but was forced out due to injury.

This is turning into a delightful domestic DAZN show, certainly worth clearing your Saturday afternoon schedule for. Let’s see how stacked they can get it over the next two months.

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