Ted Cheeseman has accused Asinia Byfield of talking his way into their British title fight and says the outspoken Reading man doesn’t deserve a shot at the British belt.
The bitter Super-Welterweight rivals will battle for the Lonsdale belt at the Copper Box Arena on October 27.
Cheeseman puts his unbeaten 14-fight record on the line when he meets former Southern Area Champion Byfield, and ‘The Big Cheese’ is determined to prove he is levels above ’DGhost’ by dishing out a crushing defeat.
“I’ve wanted this fight for a while because I don’t like the way Byfield conducts himself,” said Cheeseman. “He’s mouthy and always tries to talk his way into big fights. I don’t think he’s worked his way into this position.
“What does Asinia Byfield bring to the table? An unbeaten record? No. A title? No. So what do you want to fight him for? Once I’m done with him no one will even remember who he is.
“He’s managed to talk his way into a big fight but he’s going to get found out massively. He’s done nothing to justify him fighting for a British title and that will show on the night.
“He’s a very awkward opponent. Stylistically, he’s not a good boxer or a good fighter. He’s just awkward and tires to spoil you. But I’m more than ready for this fight. I’ve had some good sparring and I’m ready to take on that type of style.
“He probably thinks the only way he can beat me is by making me angry and forcing me into mistakes. That’s the kind of fight he likes but he hasn’t got into my head at all. I’m going to get in there and fight my type of fight.
“The Light Middleweight division is thriving at the moment and hopefully there’s some big opportunities out there for me after I win the British title.”
Cheeseman vs. Byfield is part of a huge night of action at the Copper Box Arena topped by Islington’s John Ryder taking on undefeated Russian Andrey Sirotkin in a Final Eliminator for the WBA Super-Middleweight World title.