Unbeaten JJ Metcalf has put his injury concerns behind him and is ready to give the fans an entertaining encounter when he faces Jason Welborn for the vacant Commonwealth super-welterweight title on June 15.
Metcalf (19-0, 11 KOs) had suffered a hand injury during his last fight in April, but he’s fully over that problem now and is ready to give the public a fight to remember against Welborn when they meet at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
Welborn, who is bidding to bounce back after a world title defeat against Jarrett Hurd last December, has been very vocal in claiming that the warring pair will steal the show with their all-action performance that will end in a 'bloodbath'.
Metcalf said: “I’m really looking forward to the fight. I’ve been waiting a while for a run of fights as it’s what I needed. I think the more frequent you’re in the ring the more it brings you on.
“Everything is fine with my hand now and nothing was broken. It was just bruised so I rested it and didn’t use it for two weeks after my last fight but it’s all back to normal now.
“I’m expecting the best Jason Welborn and I’ve prepared for that. I am expecting a tough fight as while he may have lost his last bout, he was beaten by one of the best in the division and gained experience from it so he will be confident in getting the win, but so am I.
“I’m very excited to fight for the Commonwealth title as it’s a great belt that some great boxers have held. Fighting on BT Sport is great too and it’s a massive platform to be on so I hope the fight entertains the viewers.”
The bill in Leeds on June 15 also features two of Metcalf’s MTK Global team-mates, as unbeaten pair Alex Dickinson and Troy Williamson are in action too.