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Ted Cheeseman v Carson Jones set for Okolie v Chamberlain bill

Okolie v Chamberlain 28/12/2017

UK super-welterweight prospect Ted Cheeseman is set to step up in class on February 3 as the 12-0 fighter battles former Kell Brook foe Carson Jones.

Londoner Cheeseman has eight KO’s from his 12 wins thus far and recently defeated Tony Dixon on points at York Hall in his hometown.

The 22 year-old is heading towards titles at 154 but must first get through tough American Jones, who has been a regular on British soil in recent times.

Jones came to prominence across the Atlantic when going twelve rounds with Kell Brook in 2012 before being halted in eight rounds a year later.

A first round stoppage of Brian Rose followed in 2015 before a reverse decision six months later was followed up by another win, this time in the sixth round against Ben Hall in 2016.

The Oklahoma man is now ready to cross the pond again and confirmed to WBN the fight is a done deal on the back of his eagerness to once again fight in Britain.

In an exclusive interview with WBN, ironically around the same time Cheeseman was recording his latest triumph, Jones had outlined his willingness to accept another trip abroad.

“Surprisingly, I haven’t been offered anything in the UK for a while, but honestly I prefer to fight over there,” Jones told WBN.

“The UK, that’s kind of like my bread and butter as I make the most money over there. Here in the US, it’s kind of always been slow for me and I’m not sure why.

“But just so everyone knows I’m available to fight anyone at 154, so if Sam Eggington needs a comeback fight I’m ready or Bradley Skeete wants a fight at 154 I’m here. Any of those guys so let’s make it happen,” he added.

A fight early next month in America had already been planned for Jones, who informed WBN he still plans to go through with it before facing Cheeseman.

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