Felix Cash vs Jason Welborn
Felix Cash and Jason Welborn face off for the Commonwealth middle title on an explosive bill for the third week of Matchroom HQ in Brentwood on Friday evening.
27-year-old Cash will be defending his Commonwealth title and unbeaten record (12-0) after prevailing over Jack Cullen with a superb 8th round stoppage in his last fight back in November and will be keen to carry his momentum forward against a seasoned contender in Jason Welborn.
The Surrey fighter has proved himself a superb pro, downing several journeymen in his first twelve fights and will be provided a real test by Welborn who will no doubt provide an onslaught at certain points throughout the contest, which the young fighter must weather in order to move forward and continue to exceed expectations by ending the fight.
Welborn (24-8) is coming towards the latter stages of his career, without a victory in his last two bouts after taking down Tommy Langford back in 2018 deemed BBBofC ‘fight of the year’ during that period. With a vast pedigree at middle and welter, the Walsall challenger will be looking to attack aggressively early on and hang in for as long as possible to make the most of his opportunity, using his excellent technique to try and gain a foothold in the fight.
Zelfa Barrett vs Eric Donovan
Zelfa Barrett (23-1), current commonwealth featherweight champion faces undefeated Irishman Eric Donovan, who has a superb amateur pedigree of his own and will be looking to build on his pro record by taking a step up in quality here against ‘The Brown Flash’.
Barrett will be looking to claim an IBF title on his second attempt and will be looking to use his superb footwork and speed to overpower his opponent, with a likely feature to be his lashing body shots to inflict damage and has the benefit of a much stronger pro career to date.
Donovan will no doubt have his own aspirations of taking the title, with his experienced amateur career reflective in his fighting stance, with seven stoppages during his professional career and also beating some other excellent amateurs at a lower level such as James Tennyson.
John Docherty vs Anthony Fox
Unbeaten Scot John Docherty will face Anthony Fox in order to continue his rise to the top as a super middleweight, with Fox providing his first strenuous matchup in his professional career so far.
The southpaw has won six of his eight bouts by stoppage predominantly in the early rounds and will look to use his crunching hooks and damaging punch power to proceed past this test with an explosive clash expected due to Fox’s superb ability to counter and soak up pressure in close exchanges.
‘The Matador’ Fox has a wealth of experience at the top level despite suffering some defeats, but has more success as of late, and is a lively fast fighter who will be sure to give Docherty a challenge and will be looking to take the fight the distance as a method to victory.
Kieran Conway vs Navid Mansouri
British Welterweight Kieran Conway will fight for the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Super Welter Title against 10- year professional Navid Mansouri who will be looking for redemption after losing two of his previous three fights.
He drew with Ted Cheeseman in June last year and will be looking to explode onto the scene and return to the top once more, after being unfortunate with opportunities in recent times with just one defeat when at (8-0).
With both fighters rarely involved in stoppages, this fight will be an intriguing tactical bout, with both looking for a win on the big stage.
Shannon Courtenay vs Rachel Ball
An incredibly exciting clash is expected between super Bantamweight’s Shannon Courtenay (5-0) and Rachel Ball (5-1), with Courtenay looking to continue her unbeaten record and take another step towards exploding onto the scene and living up to her predicted stardom against a rugged opponent in Ball.
With five professional victories in nine months, the 27-year-old has shown superb composure and professionalism throughout her unbeaten run and looks set to be a sensational fighter under trainer Adam Booth, and will be looking to unleash some huge whipping shots on her opponent to gain a foothold against a potentially dangerous opponent.
During her world title fight, Ball showed a range of top-level quality, and was unlucky to be defeated. The west-Midlands fighter has an experienced pedigree, capable of damaging Courtenay and will be looking to sit behind her thunderous jab and cope against the sustained pressure of her undefeated opponent.