In the latest round of British Boxing Board of Control circulars, a super-welterweight title clash between Ted Cheeseman and Scott Fitzgerald has been ratified.
Cheeseman, the holder at 154, was due to fight Anthony Fowler. That was until the Liverpool man lost out to Fitzgerald in a close contest at the end of March.
‘Fitzy’ then replaced Fowler as the mandatory challenger. It didn’t take long for promoter Eddie Hearn to confirm negotiations.
Now, Cheeseman v Fitzgerald is being eyed for the new UK season over the autumn.
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT – TED CHEESEMAN (Holder) v SCOTT FITZGERALD
Following agreement between the parties, the above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn. It will take place in September at a venue as yet to be advised. – British Boxing Board of Control – May, 2019
Other contests in the works include Zach Parker fighting Lerrone Richards in defence of the super-middleweight version. Richard defeated Tommy Langford to book his maiden shot at the British crown.
Also Chris Jenkins v Liam Taylor at welterweight. Another all Frank Warren clash, which could take place on the same bill as Jenkins v Taylor, is Sam Bowen v Anthony Cacace at super-featherweight.
It’s possible the British championship double could feature on the undercard to the already announced heavyweight battle between Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman.
That could potentially see July 13 at The O2 having THREE UK straps on the line.
Dormant British title holders include Lawrence Okolie at cruiserweight and Josh Buatsi at 175 pounds. Plus Liam Williams at middleweight and Kash Farooq at bantamweight.
Robbie Davies Jr. will await the winner of Sam O’Maison v Kay Prospere at 140. Whilst Joe Cordina is still weighing up his options after grabbing a world ranking recently.
At featherweight, Ryan Walsh v Jordan Gill looks dead in the water as an MTK Global v Matchroom clash seems unlikely at this stage. Walsh has already been granted a voluntary against Lewis Paulin on June 28. Promoter Lee Eaton will take control of the staging at York Hall in London.
The super-bantamweights see Brad Foster already pencilled in to fight Ashley Lane on May 18.
Lower down, Sunny Edwards will get his chance to win the British super-flyweight strap once purse bids are concluded for a proposed battle with Tommy Frank.
Finally, at flyweight, Andrew Selby has been ordered to negotiate with Jay Harris. The Welshman may well give up the belt rather than taking that option.
More will be revealed on June 12th.