Jason Welborn admits it’s now or never in title pursuit

UKO Boxing 18/04/2016

Jason Welborn knows it is “now or never” as he targets the likes of Bradley Skeete and Sam Eggington in his pursuit of the British welterweight title.

The Rowley Regis banger has twice fallen just short in his bid for the Lonsdale belt, against Frankie Gavin at welterweight and Liam Smith at super-welterweight.

However, the 29-year-old has certainly not given up hope of landing a major title and is looking at some big names in the division.

“I’m able to train twice a day and prioritise boxing now,” he told www.uko-boxing.com ahead of his second fight in as many months on Hatton Promotions’ April 23 ‘St George’s Day Clash’ show at The Deco in Northampton.

“It feels like I’m a full-time boxer, which is what you need if you’re going to get to that level. It’s now or never for me. I’m not waiting around. I want big names and titles.

“Skeete has the British and Commonwealth titles and I’d love that fight. There are other names out there too, including Sam Eggington, who Skeete won the titles from. That would be a big local fight to get people talking.”

Welborn has put work and family commitments to one side to achieve his dream.

“I’ve got time off from work, with my sponsors, and I’ve got a dietician and the weight is coming off a treat so I can see how get on back down at welter.

“The dietician I’m working with now is great. He phones me every day to monitor my weight, water intake etc. My fiancee Rachel does the cooking. She works full-time, then comes home and does my cooking. It will be worth it in the long-term though.”

Welborn, who contests a six-rounder on Saturday, joins the likes of Pauly Upton, Reuben Arrowsmith and Zach Parker on the bill.

“I feel strong at the moment and think I’ll be a really big threat at welterweight,” he added.

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