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Welborn vs. Maxwell Tops Black Country Bill



Black Country boxing sensation, Jason Welborn, takes on Birmingham’s Max Maxwell at Walsall Town Hall in September.

The Rowley Regis banger moved up to light middleweight in his last fight, a convincing points win over durable Pole Tomasz Mazurkiewicz in June, and tops the bill of Errol Johnson’s “Boys From The Black Country: The Aftermath” Show on Saturday, 7th September.

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 0Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.

The 27 year-old has campaigned at welterweight for the majority of his eight-year professional career but is ready to prove his power at his new weight against wily campaigner, Maxwell when they go head to head.

“I feel really strong at light middleweight,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “I was getting to the stage when I was finding it harder and harder to get down to welterweight. I wasn’t weight drained but I think light middle is a more natural weight for me.

“My power is better, my recovery in the corner round to round is better, everything feels better, which is a good thing.

“Maxwell has been around the block and is a tough kid. He’s fought for the British title at this weight on a couple of occasions, so this is good test for me.”

Joining Welborn and Maxwell on the bill are a host of top-class Black Country boxers.

Cannock ticket-seller, ‘Handsome’ Dave Egan will be looking to bounce back from a first professional defeat as chief support.

The 30 year-old welterweight had made a promising start to life in the paid ranks before being stunned by a fifth round TKO at the fists of heavy-handed Mark McKray back in May.

Stafford welterweight, Rob Hunt, makes a return to action following his Prizefighter outing at the turn of the year whilst exciting prospects – Wolverhampton super-featherweight Des Bowater and West Bromwich welterweight Tom Stokes – continue their boxing education.

Stoke lightweight, Kevin Hanks takes on evergreen Sid Razak and unbeaten light welterweight prospect, Luke Paddock boxes in his hometown.

Completing the line-up is debutant, Anthony Tildesley. The Tipton-born welterweight boxed out of Amphion ABC before making the decision to turn professional for the new season.

“We’ve got some great fights,” added Promoter, Errol Johnson. “Walsall Town Hall is a great venue and most of the lads have fought there before. There’s always a great atmosphere and, with so many ‘home’ fighters on the bill, it’s going to be a night to remember.

“Welborn versus Maxwell is a bit of a ‘local derby’ too. Jason is a Black Country lad whilst Max boxes out of Birmingham. They’re both entertaining, come-forward boxers, so it will be some fight.”

Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 0Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900.