There is more live boxing on YouTube this Friday night (18th November) as Hatton TV brings you live and exclusive coverage of the Midlands Area welterweight title fight between Sean McKervey & Jason Welborn in the latest in the Friday Fight Night series.
Coventry’s McKervey defends the belt he won when he outpointed Kevin McCauley in his home city last December. Since then two successive defeats have halted his progress but he is determined to get back on track at Walsall Town Hall on Friday night.
"I’ll be coming back with a bang. I’m massively motivated and I can’t wait to defend my title." said McKervey
Challenger Jason Welborn from Tividale sees this as his chance to finally make a mark as a professional. With seven wins and just one defeat on his record he will be challenging for a belt for the first time.
"It means a lot to me. I’ve trained hard and to win the Midlands would be a stepping stone. I’m 25 now and I want bigger things. I am at my peak and I want to get on."
The title fight will be preceeded by the long awaited return to the ring of former English lightweight champion Martin Gethin against Poland’s Arek Malek.
Gethin has not fought since April last year when back problems forced him to undergo surgery. Now in front of his hometown crowd he needs to prove his recovery is permanent and then launch a bid for more title chances. The back injury cost him a chance of a British title fight but he sees no reason why those opportunites should not come around again.
"A comeback after 18 months out is not going to be easy," he says. There’ll be some ring rust but I feel fairly sharp and in good shape. "The one thing I want is that British title. Its a beautiful belt and it will be a good fight whoever it is against."
Also on the bill promoted by PJ Rowson is Saquib Amir, the featherweight from Halesowen aka "Zak The Ripper" who made his name as an unlicensed fighter before turning pro aged 28.
All the action from Walsall Town Hall will be streamed live on the Hatton YouTube channel www.youtube.com/hattonboxing from 9pm with commentary from Phil Duffell & former British flyweight champion Micky Cantwell.