By News Team
Last Updated: 14th August 2020
Fight Camp resumes at Matchroom HQ this week with another Friday fight night, with Felix Cash defending his Commonwealth middleweight title against Jason Welborn at the top of the bill.
Read on as we preview the best of Friday’s action.
Cash to make a statement victory?
Felix Cash faces the toughest test of his career to date on Friday night. Jason Welborn heads into this fight as a former WBC silver middleweight champion, and a former British middleweight champion, with 28 career wins and eight defeats to his name.
During a 15-year career as a professional fighter, Welborn has fought Liam Smith and Matthew Macklin, two world level fighters, and recently went up against unified middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd. He came up short in all three of those fights, but Welborn is a seasoned pro, and Cash will learn a lot about his level as the rounds wear on in this fight.
Cash is 12-0 as a professional and seven years younger than Welborn. He will hope that his opponent’s best days are behind him, as he looks to take out a fighter with a real intent to win, and maybe in one of the last fights of his career.
Although Cash is untested at world level, performances in his previous title fights have shown enough to make him a strong favourite in this bout at 1/14, while Welborn will ring-walk as a 13/2 underdog.
🗣 “This is another fight of the year contender.”
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) August 14, 2020
Courtenay out to show her worth
There was some real fighting talk from Shannon Courtenay in the pre-match build-up to her fight with Rachel Ball, in which she detailed that she is working harder than ever and is looking to silence any doubters with victory on Friday.
Courtenay has managed to build a strong following among UK boxing fans in her five-fight professional career, five bouts that she has emerged the winner. Now, Courtenay wants to cement her status as a top fighter, and she’ll have to go through Ball on her way to doing so.
Ball has had six fights as a professional, with one loss to Katharina Thanderz, and has spoken of her desire to put the disappointment of her first and only loss to bed with a statement win on Friday.
And this certainly would be a statement win for Ball. Courtenay has been given a strong platform to show her skills under the Matchroom umbrella, and with many tipping her to go on and win a world title, Ball’s pedigree will rise exponentially with a win here.