Felix’s nine lives remain intact
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.
Felix Cash floored Francis Tchoffo on his way to victory