Boxer Myley Cash could be a future British Champion, says manager
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THE sky is the limit for a St Albans boxer after comfortably winning his first professional bout.
Myley Cash unanimously beat Irishman Joe Rea on points at York Hall on March 9. The 20-year-old was tidy and efficient with his punches, handing his experienced opponent the 12th loss of his career.
Cash’s manager James Paisley believes the boxing world stood up and took notice of after his young fighter’s first win.
“I chose Joe Rea for his first fight to make a statement. Myley did that. Everyone stood up and took notice of how he beat him,” Paisley told the Herts Ad.
“For a debut bout he looked good - he never rushed in, he was very patient with everything he did, he picked his shots very well and I had him winning in all four rounds convincingly.”
He added: “I’ve been asking him to go pro for years because he has a lot of potential, it’s whether he’s prepared to give his boxing the dedication it needs.
“There’s nothing to stop him going for the British Championship. Everything else after that is up to him.”
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Despite the lofty expectations surrounding him, Cash remains focused on his next fight, an April 5 meeting with Dan Blackwell in Grays, Essex.
Blackwell (3-17) has an awful record but fighter and manager know he will pose a threat in the ring.
“Records are for DJs,” said Paisley.
“He’s a very tough kid and much better than his record. He’ll make Myley work and will put him through his paces. I’d expect the fight to go the distance, which is important at this stage of Myley’s career.
“He’s still transitioning from amateur to pro so it’s a good learning fight.”
Speaking of his debut fight, Cash admitted he thought he out-boxed Rea but he was more concerned about getting the first win under his belt. Now he has his sights firmly fixed on Blackwell.
“It should be another hard fight,” he said.
“He’s had a lot of matches so it’s not going to be easy.”
As far as talk of fulfilling his potential, Cash remains grounded.
“I want to train as hard as I can and see where I can go.
“I’m only 20 so I have a lot of boxing ahead of me – there’s no rush.”
Cash’s April 5 bout will be aired on Eurosport. He is still looking for a sponsor to help fund his professional career. If you would like to sponsor him, contact his manager James Paisley on 07748 305480.