Felix’s nine lives re­main in­tact

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

WOK­ING­HAM boxer Felix Cash ex­tended his un­beaten pro­fes­sional record to 9-0 with a dom­i­nant dis­play at Lon­don’s York Hall.

Com­pet­ing as part of the NXTGEN event live on Sky Sports, Cash, 25, took on French­man Fran­cis Tchoffo and floored him in round six on the way to claim­ing a com­pre­hen­sive 80-71 points vic­tory.

Pre­vi­ously a Team GB am­a­teur, Cash made the step into the pro­fes­sional game af­ter miss­ing out on a place in the Olympic team in 2016 and he has steadily climbed up the rank­ings.

The mid­dleweight, who made his pro de­but at the O2 Arena as part of an An­thony Joshua un­der­card, will now have his eyes on the English ti­tle fol­low­ing a one-sided eight-round clash with Tchoffo.

“I could have done a lot more,” said Cash. “But it was about stay­ing sharp, get­ting the rounds in and get­ting out of there with the win and no in­juries be­fore I step up.

“I showed that I can box and I can fight. When I step up and I get in with a boxer, you’ll see the best of me.

“I feel like that’s my ap­pren­tice­ship over now and I’m ready to be let off the leash.

“I’ve learned so much in the gym and I’m look­ing good.”

Cash is part of pro­mo­tions com­pany Match­room Box­ing, which also boasts the likes of Joshua, Amir Khan, Tony Bellew and An­thony Crolla among its ros­ter.

Fel­low Wok­ing­ham boxer Sam Smith is due back in ac­tion next month.

Paddy Fitz­patrick trained Sniper will be look­ing to ex­tend his 5-1 record when he steps out at York Hall on July 14, with his light heavy­weight op­po­nent yet to be an­nounced.

Pic­ture: Natalie May­hew, But­ter­fly­Box­ing

Felix Cash floored Fran­cis Tchoffo on his way to vic­tory

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