Ryan all set for title defence at 02 Arena
MIDDLETON boxer Matthew Ryan is set for the biggest fight of his career so far when he defends his English light-middleweight title live on Sky Sports this weekend.
Ryan puts his belt on the line against unbeaten Ted Cheeseman at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
Ryan won the title back in March when he defeated Sonny Upton by majority decision at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre.
He went on to beat William Warburton during a keep busy bout in May, meaning Ryan now has a record of 14 wins and just one defeat.
Cheeseman has won all eight of his fights since making his debut in 2015, and most recently defeated fellow unbeaten fighter Jack Sellars on points earlier this year.
Six of Cheeseman’s eight wins have come by stoppage, with the 21-year-old regarded as a big prospect within boxing.
He will have a very tough battle on his hands though when he faces Ryan, who has continued to impress and improve over the past couple of years.
Ryan will be returning to the venue where he suffered the only loss of his career, narrowly losing on points to George Michael Carman at the O2 Arena in 2013.
The bout between Ryan and Cheeseman is part of a packed bill that also features Frank Buglioni defending his British light heavyweight title against Ricky Summers.
The likes of Conor Benn, Joshua Buatsi, Mike Perez, Reece Bellotti, Isaac Chamberlain, Lawrence Okolie, Jake Ball and Craig Richards are in action too.