Cheema Back On Birmingham Beat

Dylan Cheema has unfinished business with the fight venue when he returns to action.

He laces up the gloves again when BCB Promotions return to the Eastside Rooms, on Woodcock Street in Birmingham, as part of a Saturday fight night (July 30).

Cheema has gone on an impressive rise since turning pro in October of last year, which came under the BCB banner on second city turf.

His pro bow and second paid bout both came on BCB offerings, at the H Suite in Edgbaston, which were both points successes.

That debut saw him overcome Lee Connelly, through a 39-37 scoreline, despite losing a round on the way. A points whitewash, 40-36 over Jahfieus Faure, followed.

Cheema then got the call to be a part of the Boxxer Series, an eight-man one-night winner-take-all tournament, broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Not only did the 26-year-old lightweight, from Coventry, feature on that stage, he also won three bouts in one night to claim the £40,000 prize and a long-term promotional contract.

He landed his maiden TKO, as a pro, against Otis Lookham in one round, before outpointing Scott Melvin and Rylan Charlton, by a split decision and unanimous verdict respectively.

The former kickboxer has landed another victory since, beating Stu Greener through another 39-37 verdict, with that and his Boxxer experience taking place at the Coventry Skydome.

Cheema said: “I want to keep busy, so I’m happy to get out there and go after another win. In a way, I’m back to where my pro career began, even though that was less than a year ago!

“My first couple of pro fights were on BCB shows (at the H Suite in Edgbaston) and they were both great nights, so it’s good to be doing something similar.

“I was actually due to box at the Eastside Rooms, in April, but then I got the call to go on Boxxer and the rest is history. That was at the Coventry Skydome and so was my last one.

“Stu Greener (previous opponent) is one of those where if you don’t turn up, he will pinch the win off you. I wasn’t at my best, but I did enough to get the win.

“Some people need to remember that I’m still in the learning stage of my career and I considered that a good experience, but I know that I can do better.

“Obviously, Boxxer (three fights in one night) played a big part in this, but to have the chance of being 7-0, so soon, is above and beyond what I could have expected, at this stage.

“I’ve come through every test that has been put in front of me and, in Boxxer, there were some really good lads, so I had to dig deep and, on that night, it paid off.

“But it hasn’t really paid off until I’ve got a belt around my waist, or maybe until I’ve retired with a load of titles won. It’s important to stay focussed.

“I’m 26 with, hopefully, a good few years left in front of me and, in good time, I’ll be chasing big fights. Everything before then is an opportunity to put myself in the shop window.”

Tickets for the Eastside Rooms bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting

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