Felix Cash believes he will prove himself as a top-level boxer — and that opponent Jason Welborn always comes up short against top-level boxers — in the main event of Matchroom Fight Camp 3 on Friday.
Cash (12-0, 8 KOs) defends the Commonwealth middleweight championship against former world title challenger Welborn (24-8, 7 KOs), live on Sky Sports in the U.K. and DAZN in the U.S.
His last outing was a pulsating clash with Jack Cullen at Manchester Arena in November in which the Tony Sims-trained Cash scored the stoppage in Round 8 on the undercard of Katie Taylor's triumph over Christina Linardatou.
And the 27-year-old looks to continue life as an unbeaten professional in his first ever main event against Welborn, whom the champion feels will be exposed in Eddie Hearn’s back yard.
"Every time he goes up against a top operator he comes up short, and I believe I’m a top operator," explained Cash.
"He might make it tough for a few rounds but I’ll get him in the end. I'm zoned in, ready to do some damage and retain my title.
“He’s been in with top names, so I’ll have a look at him during the first couple of rounds and then go to work on him.
"He may have the experience over me, but I've got the skill. He’s going to need to be the very best he can be. He’s going to have to raise his game, and I hope he does.
“He’s a tough, strong and game lad. He’s been around for a while and fought for world titles. I’m here to take on all challengers and take them all out. It will be a good fight while it lasts.
"I’m headlining for the first time and hopefully it won’t be the last. It’s a great platform for me to be on and a great show for me to put on a top performance and a clinical display.
“This will really raise my profile and get my name out there for more big fights in the middleweight division.
Should he indeed get past Welborn, Cash knows exactly what he wants to move onto.
"I’ve got to deal with Welborn first, but I want a shot at the Lord Lonsdale Belt next,” he said.
“It’s a lovely belt, it’s one of the greatest domestic belts you can own. I'd love to fight for that next and win it.
“I’ll fight anyone out there in Britain for it, and then anyone out there in the world for more titles after."
Matchroom Boxing's Fight Camp 3, headlined by Cash vs Welborn, airs live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. on Aug. 14.