Jason Welborn and Terry Carruthers weighed-in today ahead of their British Eliminator and Midlands Area Light Middleweight Title showdown at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham, tomorrow (Thursday, 19th December).
Challenger Welborn weighed-in at 10st 13lb 8oz.
Carruthers, the current Champion, arrived late but within the time-allotted deadline set out by the British Boxing Board of Control and weighed-in at exactly 11 stone.
The duo to the bill of a four-fight EJKO Promotion, in association with Birmingham Boxing.
The running order is as follows:
Lennox Clarke v Jody Meikle (4 x 3’s)
Craig Cunningham v Marcus Le Doux (4 x 3’s)
Michael Rooney v Kristian Laight (4 x 3’s)
Terry Carruthers v Jason Welborn (10 x 3’s – Midlands Area Light Middleweight Title/British Eliminator)
Doors open at 6.30pm with dinner served at 7.00pm. Boxing commences at 9.00pm. A handful of tickets will be available to purchase on the door, show only, at £30.
Welborn & Carruthers: Head-to-Head
Jason Welborn and Terry Carruthers went head-to-head last night as they prepare for their British Eliminator and Midlands Area Light Middleweight Title showdown later this month.
The duo clash at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham, on Thursday, 19th December in what is sure to be a Christmas Cracker.
Midlands Area Champion Carruthers is determined to hold on to the belt he won in October thanks to a convincing points victory over Steve Spence.
“He’s not having my belt,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “It’s mine. I’m in a good place at the moment. I’m getting time to prepare for fights rather than taking them at short notice and it shows.
“The fight is in my backyard too. I’m not going to lose. I’m the champion. Al I have to say is ‘and still’.”
Welborn, who was crowned British Masters champion following a points victory over Max Maxwell in September, has other ideas.
“I’m confident,” he said. “I’ve seen Carruthers in action. He’s game but I think Maxwell is a tougher opponent and I’ve beaten him, so we’ll see on the night.
“I’ve stepped up to this weight, found my feet and lads like Carruthers are the type of lads I need to beat so I can push on.”
The undercard for EJKO Promotions’ ‘Who Dares Wins’ Show features three intriguing bouts.
Halesowen Super Middleweight prospect, Lennox Clarke, takes on Congo-born Didier Blanch whilst Birmingham light welterweight prospect, Michael Rooney, steps in with ever-green Kristian Laight.
Birmingham middleweight, Craig Cunningham completes the line-up. Karl Wiggins will no longer feature.
Tickets for ‘Who Dares Wins’ are £60 and include a three-course meal or £30 unreserved standard seating. Doors open at 6.30pm with dinner served at 7.00pm. Boxing commences at 9.00pm. Call 07540 990 166 or 07450 458 293.