Ted Cheeseman plans moving on to international level after taking care of business against Troy Williamson in Liam Smith Vs Anthony Taylor fight Card this weekend at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
Cheeseman (17-2-1, 10 KOs) will be making the first defence of the British Super Welterweight title since reclaiming the title with an eleventh round Knockout victory over formerly unbeaten Liverpudlian James Metcalf last year on Dilian Whyte Vs Alexander Povetkin rematch card.
Cheeseman, who was subjected to his first professional career loss in his adventure into European territory in his battle with Sergio Garcia when he battled Sergio Garcia at the O2 Arena in 2019, believes that he is finally ready for an international competition after facing his demons.
“Before I had my demons I hit a point where as a young pro you think you’re unbeatable,” said Cheeseman. “You have that glow and that feel around yourself. I feel like for a while I had a lot of pressure on me. I was putting more pressure on myself because I wanted to prove everyone wrong. Now I feel like I’ve got that relaxed happiness and confidence back. I know that as long as I perform I should deal with Troy Williamson.
“You always get a test. You either shine or you fail. I hope he fails, but you never know. I believe that I’m ready for whatever he brings. There isn’t any bad blood between us. We’re both good fighters and we both know what we want to do and where we want to go. It’s about giving ourselves the best opportunity of doing that. I’m in unbelievable shape both mentally and physically.
Cheeseman is taking Williamson seriously as his plans of moving in from local competition seriously depends on the outcome of his battle on October 9th. Cheeseman also believes that he has what it takes to defeat emerge victorious against Williamson, whether by points or Knockout.
“I can’t look past this fight, but I feel like this is the last hurdle for me at this level. As long as I’m successful on October 9 then I’ll push on, roll the dice and see where I can get to. I believe that I have the ability to get him out of there in the twelve rounds. Whether it’s points or a stoppage it doesn’t matter, as long as I get the win.
“This is my last hurdle at British level. I’m very motivated for this fight. Troy is a good fighter. Obviously he hasn’t had any tests like me. I don’t think he’s had a proper gut check yet, but he’s unbeaten and he doesn’t want to lose his unbeaten record. He’s a tough fighter and he can bang a bit. It’s a good test but I believe my experience will count in the end.”