Felix Cash is geared up to defend his Commonwealth middleweight title this Friday at Matchroom’s third Fight Camp show, which will stream live on DAZN in the United States and air on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Cash (12-0, 8 KO) won the Commonwealth title against Rasheed Abolaji in Feb. 2019, and defended successfully last November against Jack Cullen. He’ll defend now against Jason Welborn (24-8, 7 KO), a battle-tested veteran who always comes and gives a game fight, but Cash believes will always lose against top-flight opposition.
“Every time he goes up against a top operator he comes up short, and I believe I’m a top operator,” said Cash. “He might make it tough for a few rounds but I’ll get him in the end. I’m zoned in, ready to do some damage and retain my Commonwealth Title. He’s been in with top names, so I’ll have a look at him during the first couple of rounds and then go to work on him.”
Cash’s point about Welborn, 34, isn’t without evidence. He’s lost two straight, as he was pummeled down by Jarrett Hurd in a world title fight in Dec. 2018, then lost to JJ Metcalf in June 2019. He’s also lost to the likes of Matthew Macklin, Liam Smith, Frankie Gavin, and Craig Cunningham, but it does have to be noted that he did win the British middleweight title in 2018, beating Tommy Langford, and repeating the feat in a rematch.
“He may have the experience over me but I’ve got the skill,” Cash stated. “He’s going to need to be the very best he can be. He’s going to have to raise his game, and I hope he does. He’s a tough, strong and game lad. He’s been around for a while and fought for world titles. I’m here to take on all challengers and take them all out. It will be a good fight while it lasts.”
Cash, 27, is also definitely looking forward to what is his first real headline bout, and does have his eyes set on the British title in the future, knowing he has to beat Welborn to get to that title, which is currently held by Liam Williams, who could well vacate to chase a world title fight.
“I’m headlining for the first time and hopefully it won’t be the last,” Cash said. “It’s a great platform for me to be on and a great show for me to put on a top performance and a clinical display. This will really raise my profile and get my name out there for more big fights in the middleweight division.
“I’ve got to deal with Welborn first but I want a shot at the Lord Lonsdale belt next. It’s a lovely belt, it’s one of the greatest domestic belts you can own. I’d love to fight for that next and win it. I’ll fight anyone out there in Britain for it, and then anyone out there in the world for more titles after.”