The British Boxing Board of Control has released the latest update on its suite of champions, which includes an intriguing development at super welterweight. They have ordered champion Ted Cheeseman to face Troy Williamson, who won an eliminator earlier this year, and contenders Anthony Fowler and Sam Eggington to face off in a new final eliminator.
All sides have until July 14th to hash things out and avoid a purse bid.
Cheeseman (17-2-1, 10 KO) knocked out Asinia Byfield for the belt in 2018, defended it with a split draw against Kieron Conway, then lost it to Scott Fitzgerald. After getting back on track by beating the aforementioned Eggington (30-7, 18 KO), he out-slugged James Metcalf in March to reclaim the now-vacant title.
Williamson (16-0-1, 12 KO) punched his ticket to a British title fight by stopping Kieran Smith in April. Seven of his last eight wins have come inside the distance, with only Harry Scarff managing to see the judges.
Though he hasn’t managed to secure a rematch with Fitzgerald, Fowler (14-1, 11 KO) has won five straight since that 2019 split decision defeat, while Eggington is 6-1 since a noteworthy loss of his own to Liam Smith. Both have already scored wins this year, Fowler over Jorge Fortea in March and Eggington over Carlos Molina in May.
Both of these figure to be a lot of fun, so let’s hoping they come together.