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Who won Cheeseman vs Fitzgerald?
Scott Fitzgerald beat Ted Cheeseman by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 19th October 2019 at Newcastle Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The scorecards were announced as 113-116, 113-115, 113-116 in favor of winner Scott Fitzgerald.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lewis Ritson beating Robbie Davies Jnr. Also, on the undercard Martin Bakole Ilunga beat Kevin Johnson.
Cheeseman vs Fitzgerald stats
Ted Cheeseman stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Scott Fitzgerald made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Fitzgerald had a slight advantage in power over Cheeseman, with a 69% knock out percentage over Cheeseman's 60%.
Ted Cheeseman was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
Both Ted Cheeseman & Scott Fitzgerald fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cheeseman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 months earlier than Fitzgerald, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 77 more professional rounds, 148 to Fitzgerald's 71.
Ted Cheeseman went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA at super welterweight.
Cheeseman vs Fitzgerald form
Cheeseman had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Kieron Conway on 21st June 2019 by split draw in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sergio Garcia on 2nd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Asinia Byfield on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Paul Upton on 6th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at York Hall, London.
He had defeated Carson Jones on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Fitzgerald remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Anthony Fowler on 30th March 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Radoslav Mitev on 2nd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Craig Morris on 8th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
Before that, he had beat Laszlo Fazekas on 21st April 2018 by points in the 8th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Hehad won against Ishmael Tetteh on 25th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Victoria Warehouse Hotel, Lancashire.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Scott Fitzgerald had been fighting more than Ted Cheeseman.
Going to this contest, Ted Cheeseman had last fought 2 years, 11 months and 3 days ago, while Scott Fitzgerald's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 24 days ago.
Cheeseman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Fitzgerald's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Cheeseman vs Fitzgerald start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Cheeseman vs Fitzgerald?
Ted Cheeseman was a 7/4 (+175) underdog going into the contest, while Scott Fitzgerald made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-227) with oddsmakers.