Felix Cash Makes Easy Work of Jason Welborn In Six
Coming off of a two-fight losing streak, former junior middleweight world title challenger Jason Welborn (24-9, 7 KOs) was beaten up and punished by rising middleweight contender Felix Cash (13-0, 9 KOs) in six rounds at the Matchroom Fight Camp.
The bigger and stronger 27-year-old from Wokingham, England was aggressive and attacked from the opening bell. His focus was landing hard and often with body shots. Welborn’s strategy seemed to be to take the fight into the later rounds in hopes of using his experience and guile to tire and frustrate his foe. However, the 34-year-old vet was getting ravaged throughout. The younger man was all over him like a rash and was receiving little resistance in the interim.
TOO POWERFUL, TOO STRONG
Cash battered Welborn throughout. If there was one mistake from him, it was straying a little low with his bodywork. In the fifth, referee Michael Alexander deducted a point from him for a low blow.
However, it wouldn’t matter at the end of the day. In the sixth, Cash would hurt and put Welborn down with an overhand right. A follow-up assault put him down for a second time. At this point, his corner sensed their charge didn’t want anymore and threw in the towel with twelve seconds to go in the round.
Interviewed alongside promoter Eddie Hearn, both agreed that it’s time to take the next step in his career. For Hearn, that means a shot at the European Middleweight title.
“For me, I love the European title, but there are big domestic fights for him as well. It’s time now to push out with Felix Cash and get him those big fights. That was a big statement from Felix Cash to say he’s ready. He’s ready for big domestic fights and for me, I want to push him for the European title.”
As for Welborn, at age 34 and now suffering his third straight defeat, it may be time to ponder whether he wants to continue with his career.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.