British middleweight Felix Cash hopes to move onto the world scene in his next fight.
The unbeaten 29-year-old will have his second outing of 2022 on July 9 and while he has craved a shot at the European title, he told Boxing Social’s Andi Purewal the time is right to go a step beyond that.
“It’s the still the one I want (European) but it’s all about timing. I’m ready to step up now to world level, a world level opponent that’s going to put me in the position to get me known on the world stage.”
Last time out Cash defeated Russian banana skin Magomed Madiev and the Brit slipped up twice after been dropped in the second and tenth rounds. And despite having been deducted a point in the final stanza Eddie Hearn’s 160lbs contender did enough to come away with the WBC International Middleweight belt.
Currently Cash is highest ranked with the WBO (7), four spaces below Chris Eubank Jr.
“I’d jump at an opportunity with Chris Eubank Jr. I’d love that fight,” said Cash.
“I done many rounds of sparring, I know it was a long time ago, with Chris Eubank Jr and I know I got his number. I’d love to get that fight. I felt like I was well on top in them spars, so I’d love to get in a ring with him with the small gloves on and do it properly.”
Cash acknowledged that Eubank Jr has improved since then, but Chris Sr’s son needs an opponent for his next fight after potential foes Kell Brook retired and Gennadiy Golovkin signed to fight Canelo Alvarez in September.
Last time out Eubank Jr was involved in a grudge match against Liam Williams in Cardiff. The fight itself proved to be a comprehensive win for the Englishman who dropped his Welsh opponent four times to pick up the 32nd win of his career.
“It was a good win, he looked good, but Williams didn’t look that good,” assessed Cash.
“He was going down with jabs, so he didn’t look his best. Wasn’t his night.”