Jason Welborn is confident he and JJ Metcalf will steal the show when they square off on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF World Featherweight Title defence against Kid Galahad in Leeds on June 15.
Welborn is eager to return to winning ways after falling short in his world title bout with Jarrett Hurd in December, and he promises an all-action affair.
“It will be a bloodbath,” said Welborn. “We will go looking for each other. I don’t think we know any other way of fighting and I can’t wait.
“JJ is a strong kid who comes forward, and I have to get this win.
“I think it was a good performance against Hurd. There were no excuses, and no stone was left unturned. I have to take the positives from that fight into this one with JJ.
“I was hesitating, wondering if I would get another chance because I never had a big promoter, but it is a brilliant show Frank Warren has put me on.”
Welborn was stopped in four rounds when he went up against Jarrett Hurd, but his gritty performance impressed many observers, and the passion for fighting still burns bright within the Black County native.
“I had to switch off from boxing after the Hurd fight, but in January, I was discussing everything with my wife and decided I still have ambition and a lot to offer.
“It would have been a shame to call it a day because there are a lot more fights in me.
“It is a big step up for JJ to be fighting me. I am not looking past him, and I am just coming to win.
“If I win this, I will be back up there. I would love another crack at Liam Smith, who beat me five years ago, but this time with a full training camp.
“Until two years ago I was juggling work with boxing, and now I have a skip business with good people around me so I can train whenever I need to.
“There are a lot of big fights out there, and I would be happy to go back to America. I want to put my name back in the mix again.”