Felix Cash will be looking to extend his winning run as a professional boxer when he makes his second defence of his Commonwealth middleweight title against Jason Welborn at Fight Camp on August 14. Will Cash remain undefeated?
Road To Felix Cash v Jason Welborn
Felix Cash turned professional in 2016 and has since had 12 fights and he has yet to be defeated. He was awarded his first title fight in his 10th bout when he won a unanimous decision over Stephen Danyo to claim the vacant WBC International Silver middleweight title. His next fight saw him secure a technical knockout win in the first round over Rasheed Abolaji to win the vacant Commonwealth middleweight title. His first defence of the Commonwealth title was on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s farewell fight at the Manchester Arena. He put on an impressive display in a ferocious bout against Jack Cullen, Cash was rocked a few times before Cullen took a knee in the seventh round. Cullen fought on, but not for long, as the referee halted proceedings after Cash hit with a barrage of body blows. Jason Welborn is a veteran fighter with 32 fights under his belt, he has won 24 of them with eight ending in defeat. Welborn has been in the ring with some quality fighters, he has been defeated by Liam Smith, Matthew Macklin and Frankie Gavin. One of his most decorated victories came in 2017 when he beat the previously unbeaten Marcus Morrison to win the WBC international Silver middleweight belt. He then went on to beat Christian Hoskin-Gomez on points before having a two-fight war with Tommy Langford – in which he won both by split decision. It looked like Welborn’s career was on the up, but he has since suffered back-to-back title defeats against Jarrett Hurd and James Metcalf. This will be a tough test for Welborn, while Cash cannot afford to take the veteran lightly.
Felix Cash v Jason Welborn Predictions & Tips
Felix Cash looked very impressive in his first title defence against Jack Cullen in Manchester. He was really tested against Cullen, and although he put Cullen down twice, he was caught a number of times himself. He needs to reign that in against Welborn, he cannot afford to go gung-ho early on or he could end up on the seat of his trunks. If Cash boxes clever, then he shouldn’t really be troubled by the 34-year-old, but we are living in different times. If Cash gets excited and tries to put on a show for the cameras, then he could come unstuck. I don’t really think that will happen, I expect Cash to be quite conservative in the opening couple of rounds, before unleashing his body shots on Welborn. I cannot see this one going the distance, Cash will be two powerful for Welborn and the champion will be well aware that Welborn has been stopped a number of times with shots to the body. Back Cash to stop this one in the sixth.
Felix Cash v Jason Welborn Preview: Fighter Predictions
Felix Cash: “He comes to fight and he’s strong. He’s a tough man and he’s been in with some top operators. I won’t take anything away from him, but he’s also been beaten by those top operators. Every time he gets into the ring with a top operator, he seems to come up short, and I believe I am a top operator. He will make it tough for a few rounds, but I’ll get him in the end.”
Jason Welborn: “He’s (Cash) been with Matchroom as soon as he turned pro. He’s had the luxury of long camps and plenty of notice. When I’ve been working, I’ve had a calls off Errol Johnson at two weeks’ notice sometimes. When Nav Mansouri pulled out against Liam Smith I stepped in at two weeks’ notice and did what I could at the time. Life changes and I’ve got lucky with sponsorships and I’ve moved forwards. I’ve won a British Title, if I walked away from the sport now, I’ve got nothing left to prove. Not many people have done what I’ve done for the Black Country. He’s had it fed with a silver spoon. If I’d have had his backing I’d have probably been a World Champion. I’ve always had the heart and the hunger for boxing. I’ve just never had the backing or the support where I can train full time. I’ve had good notice for this fight and I’m feeling good up at middleweight not having to worry about the weight so much. It’s business and at the end of the day I’m coming to do a job, the same as him. I think it’s going to be a scrap. By the time fight night comes around I’ll be ready for a good hard 12 rounds. I’m topping the bill and I’m going to make a good statement in this fight.”