Welborn has Cash incentive

Jason Welborn isn’t lacking motivation ahead of his Commonwealth middleweight title clash with champion Felix Cash on Week 3 of Matchroom’s Fight Camp on August 14. 

Cash (12-0, 8 KOs) recently claimed that former British title-holder Welborn usually ‘comes up short’ when he steps up in class though it’s fair to say the Midlander has often fought at short notice with the odds stacked against him.

With a full training camp and plenty of notice, Welborn (24-8, 7 KOs) believes he is ready to illustrate his fighting edge and pull off the upset.

“[Cash has] been with Matchroom as soon as he turned pro. He’s had the luxury of long camps and plenty of notice,” said Welborn. “When I’ve been working, I’ve had a calls off [trainer] 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.”