Jason Felix believes he will be better in every department on February 8th, when he steps through the ropes to challenge Nottingham’s James Maltby for the vacant Queensbury National Super Middleweight title at the league's opening show of the season.
The thirty eight year old from Northampton will end a frustrating period in his career when he returns to action at the start of the big season after being sidelined with injuries since his last outing in the competition back in September, and Felix believes there will be only one outcome at the end of the contest and that is his hand being raised in victory.
Felix was originally scheduled to fight for the title back in November against fellow challenger Lloyd Miller on the undercard of the league’s big 2013 season finale, but the Northampton man was forced to withdraw after suffering excruciating pain in his back due to a trapped nerve, but Felix will finally get his chance on Saturday February 8th at the Millennium Area in the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex when he locks horns with Maltby in the co main event of the show.
“ It’s been a frustrating time for me being sidelined since last September with injuries, but I’m feeling fit, sharp and in great shape ahead of the big night, commented Felix.
“Since my return from the injury training has been going really well and I’ve been going round a lot of gyms getting in great sparring in preparation for Maltby, and with all the training I’ve been doing at my dad’s gym Felix Fighting Systems in Northampton as well, that has really filled me with confidence for the fight.
Former amateur Maltby will be looking to gatecrash the title scene after being drafted in to face Felix after original opponent Miller was forced to withdraw from the showdown with a broken nose, but Felix believes he will still need to be at the top of his game on the night against his new opponent.
“ I’ve seen about a round of footage of Maltby from his amateur days and he looks like he can move and is composed, but personally I think he’s in trouble whatever style he brings and I’m not being cocky just confident when I say I know I will beat him and get my hands on that belt.
Also in action on the undercard of the event, highly touted Northampton Light Middleweight Darryl Davidson will make his second appearance on the show after catching the eye of the shows army of fans on British Eurosport with a dazzling debut performance back in November to beat Lowestoft’s Matty Piper.
Former amateur Davidson, who trains alongside Felix will face fellow undefeated prospect Olly Lawrence in an eliminator for the competitions National title, and after Lawrence produced one of the most spectacular knockouts in the shows history last time out the showdown looks set to produce fireworks with a shot at the title on the line for the winner.
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