sport news Eddie Hearn's £5m 'Fight Camp' is a success as Ted Cheeseman dazzles with win ...

Drones, fireworks and boxing in the new normal! Eddie Hearn's £5m 'Fight Camp' is a roaring success in his back garden as Ted Cheeseman dazzles in main event with unanimous decision win over Sam Eggington  Eddie Hearn's £5million Matchroom Fight Camp got off to a roaring success Ted Cheeseman claimed a unanimous decision win over Sam Eggington  Drones and fireworks were used to recreate atmosphere behind closed-doors There were victories for Dalton Smith and Jordan Gill in the event's undercard

By Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline

Published: 00:17 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 01:36 BST, 2 August 2020


Under the hum of drones and to the claps of a few dozen, Ted Cheeseman interrupted the first of Eddie Hearn's private garden parties by winning a thrilling punch up with Sam Eggington on Saturday.

In the top-of-bill clash at the opening Matchroom Fight Camp, the 24-year-old won a unanimous decision by 116-113 twice and 115-114. The latter seemed a more reasonable assessment of a brutally close bout dominated by relentless exchanges up until the finish.

By winning Eggington's IBF international super-welterweight belt, Cheeseman got his one-promising career back into a solid position on the back of a horrendous 2019, in which he lost twice and drew once. For Eggington, who slips to 28-7, the rebuild will be hard after emerging on the wrong side of a bout that goes to the top of a limited pile for the British fight of the year.

Ted Cheeseman claimed a thrilling unanimous decision victory over Sam Eggington

Eddie Hearn's £5million 'Fight Camp' events got off to a overwhelming success on Saturday

Eddie Hearn's £5million 'Fight Camp' events got off to a overwhelming success on Saturday

The showdown ignited in the second, starting with a big Eggington right before Cheeseman responded by twice coming within a whisker of dropping his opponent. Eggington grinned back at the 24-year-old and the subsequent exchange set the tone for the next half hour.

By the halfway point, Cheeseman was at least a couple of rounds clear before Eggington took a couple of the middle rounds and bloodied his opponent's nose in the seventh. The second half was close, both in scoring and contact, with each session dominated by sustained periods of action. The final round was simply vicious, with Cheeseman seemingly close to the brink at one stage before the bell.

It capped a night of five entertaining fights on the first of four weekends that have cost Hearn £5m to stage.

Earlier, James Tennyson took strides towards a second world-title shot by

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