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Ted Cheeseman fight descends into farce as rival Francesco Lezzi is DISQUALIFIED for shoving referee

Bonkers boxer Francesco Lezzi was disqualified for shoving the referee as he was beaten in London.

The Italian was taking on undefeated super-welterweight Ted Cheeseman at York Hall.

But after barely throwing a punch for two-and-a-half rounds, Lezzi lashed out in frustration.

Having complained several times about being hit to the back of the head, the 28-year-old pushed official Kieran McCann.

The referee immediately called a halt to the fight, handing Cheeseman his 10th victory since turning professional two years ago.

Ted Cheeseman lands a right hand in the second round against Francesco Lezzi

Until the stoppage, the Londoner had been in control as Lezzi showed a strange reluctance to land a shot.

He was also dropped in the second round having just thrown his first punch of the fight.

Earlier in the evening, William Webber won on his debut in the paid ranks before Felix Cash extended his unbeaten record to 6-0 by stopping Fernando Heredia.

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