Valiant Effort From Welborn - Fight Camp 3
Jason Welborn took on the unbeaten Commonwealth Middleweight champ Felix Cash (27) in the main event of Fight Camp 3, live on Sky Sports. Welborn (34) who has won the WBC International silver title and the British title at Middleweight was on paper Cash's hardest challenge to date. Cash Weighed in 11 stone 5 with Welborn coming in 11 stone 4 for this 12 round fight for the Middleweight Commonwealth title.
Fast start by Cash with some good combinations going to the head and the body, Welborn just seemed to be having a look at Cash and easing his way into the fight, Welborn did get some nice shots off at the end of the round but Cash had won it. Welborn had his moments in the second but Cash controlled this round with great combinations and fast hands. Battling third round with both fighters having joy as Welborn seemed to wake up, Cash was warned for hitting low, Cash looked uncomfortable when Welborn rushed him.
The forth was controlled by Cash, But Welborn did get some cracking combinations off which asked questions of the champ. at the start of the fifth round Cash had a point deducted for his second low blow. Cash then began to tee off on Welborn banging in some heavy Combinations to the head and body, Welborn battled back hard but was caught with some good shots that put him down for the first time in the fight. Welborn took the 8 count but Cash was relentless banging in shot and putting Welborn down again with a cracking right hook. The ref got to the count of eight but Welborn's corner threw in the towel to stop the fight.
This was always going to be a hard fight for Welborn and it all depended which Welborn turned up. I think his plan was correct to put it on Cash in the later rounds, but I have to say Cash looked the real deal. Weborn is no mug and at Middleweight has proved he is at least British standard so for Cash to get the storage was impressive. At 34 this may be Welborn's final fight but he has achieved so much in his career from winning and defending the British Middleweight title in two of the best fights it has been my privilege to see live. To challenging for the WBC, IBF and IBO world titles at Super Welterweight, he can look back with great pride. But you never know Welborn may well have a few more fights left in him and if he has I’m sure he will cause a few upset.