Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) confirmed a steep prospect-clash within a stagnant middleweight division. And this is also a classic boxing confrontation between the USA and Great Britain – unbeaten Austin Williams (12-0, 9 KOs) and Felix Cash (15-0, 10 KOs) should meet in a head-to-head fight.
According to the boss Matchroom Boxing, the contract has not yet been signed, but both sides gave the go-ahead for the fight. The bout is tentatively scheduled for next year. There is no exact date or even place for the event. Moreover, both of them are ahead of one in the measure of an intermediate battle.
American left-hander Williams on December 3, opening for the cult champions of the second flyweight weight Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez, will box with an unbeaten Dane
Simon Madsen (13-0, 10 KOs), and the Briton Cash will perform a week later on the undercard of the show Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez. The name of his opponent has not yet been announced.
Williams and Cash have solid rating positions. The American is ranked 8th in the WBC rankings, while the Briton is 14th in the WBA, 9th in the IBF and 4th in the WBO.
Both have solid wins. Williams this year knocked out the previously unbeaten Chordale Booker in the starting round, and then confidently outboxed the middle peasant Kieron Conway.
Cash effortlessly passed the run-in in Britain, knocking out the strong Jack Cullen, Jason Welbourne and even the future contender for the champion title Denzel Bentley in turn.
True, in the last fight held, Cash disappointed – he twice visited the floor, controversially defeated the Russian Magomed Madiev. Even before the fight, the Briton admitted that it was very difficult for him to concentrate on boxing because of personal problems – first he broke up with his wife, then his 4 relatives died in an accident.
Both are in the top 10 division ranking according to vRINGe. But it is still worth recalling that both of them found a place there due to the low activity of Jermall Charlo, Demetrius Andred, and also for the reason that Gennady Golovkin temporarily registered a division higher.