Mark Heffron 'knows' he will KO Jason Welborn
Mark Heffron 'knows' his fight with British middleweight champ Jason Welborn will end in a knockout
Undefeated Middleweight Mark Heffron will fight Jason Welborn for the British middleweight title in Manchester on December 22nd.
The fight will feature on the undercard of the eagerly awaited world title scrap between IBF Featherweight champion Josh Warrington and former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton, live on BT Sport Box Office.
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Oldham’s Mark Heffron has racked up twenty-one victories as a professional with no loss to his name after eight years as a professional. The 26-year-old will now have the opportunity to win the famous Lonsdale strap, a feat he believes he has always been destined to achieve.
“I’m over the moon this fight his happening, it makes a nice change that I haven’t had to chase this fight!” joked Heffron.
He continued: “I’ve always known I am good enough to be fighting at this level even before I turned pro. I will be training hard for this fight and I am very confident I can win.”
Heffron will be the challenger when he steps into the ring against the British champion Jason Welborn. The West Midlander won the British Title at the third attempt, losing to Frankie Gavin for the welterweight version and Liam Smith for the super-welterweight strap prior to his victory against Tommy Langford.
Welborn pipped Langford by a single point on his home show at the Walsall Town Hall on May 4 and then miraculously scored the same result again four months later on September 8 when defending the title live on Sky Sports on the undercard of Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas. Their first encounter was awarded 'Contest of the Year 2018' by the BBBofC and their rematch proved to be even better than the original, which could see it nominated as a candidate for the same award next year. Both fights saw Welborn score knockdowns but for the far better fighter, Langford, came back both times to dominate the remaining rounds yet was still denied the decision on both occasions, much to everyone's surprise.
After studying both of the Langford scraps, Heffron believes Welborn’s attacking mentalitly won’t do him any favours when the two fighters step into the ring.
“I feel very confident going into this fight. I have a lot of confidence in my own ability and my punching power. I’ll be training for a twelve-round fight, but I know this is going to be a knockout victory.”
IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington takes on former two-time world champion Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena on December 22nd, live on BT Sport Box Office.
Tickets are priced at £50 Upper Tier, £80 Tier, £100 Tier, £150 Tier, £200 Floor/Tier, £300 Floor, £400 Floor, £600 Inner Ring VIP Hospitality and are available.