Denny vs Cash Predictions: Felix can win quality European encounter

 | Thursday 20th June 2024, 15:04pm

Thursday 20th June 2024, 15:04pm

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The European middleweight title will be on the line as champion Tyler Denny takes on Felix Cash this Saturday, June 22. The fight takes place at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham with DAZN televising the event.

Here are my Denny vs Cash predictions ahead of an excellent continental contest.

Denny vs Cash Tips

  • Cash on points @ 13/8
  • Fight to go the distance - Yes @ 1/2

This is what denizens of the hurt game call “a proper fight”. The parameters of this definition do not involve glitz and glamour but blitz and hammer. A proper fight occurs when two quality, evenly-matched fighters meet at what feels like the perfect time. 

Having a truly prestigious title on the line helps too. In this era of XYZ super-inter-hyper-continental straps, a prize as regal as the European middleweight championship is refreshing to see. But then there is something traditional about these two. The presence of one of boxing’s true championships feels appropriate.

Denny reigned as the English middleweight champion before claiming the European strap in November of last year. The 32-year-old beat veteran Italian Mateo Signani by eighth-round TKO to claim the crown. The victory earned Denny a place in the WBC and IBF world rankings. Not an easy thing to do when even the domestic middleweight scene features globally-ranked talent like Hamzah Sheeraz, Shakiel Thompson, Connor Coyle, Chris Eubank Jr and Denzel Bentley.

Another fighter with his eye on such lofty goals is Felix Cash. At 16-0 and with some choice scalps on his record, this feels like his time. Two years out of the ring are the only reason he doesn’t currently sit alongside Denny in the world rankings. After all, he holds a win over current WBO number three Denzel Bentley. 

The talk inevitably turns to ring rust at this point. Cash looked excellent in annexing the British and Commonwealth titles on the way up. He impressed against Bentley, Jack Cullen and Jason Welborn. But will Cash’s time away come back to haunt him against an ascendant Denny?

One could definitely argue that a rust-shedding exercise would have been prudent here. A six-rounder perhaps against one of the many gritty, determined but overmatched craftsmen the domestic scene has to offer. But instead, he goes in with the champion of Europe in an arena main event taking place half an hour from his opponent’s doorstep. As comebacks go, this is as tough as they come.

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Denny vs Cash Odds

Denny is 6/4 to retain his title, giving him a 40% implied probability of victory. By contrast, Cash is 8/15 to snatch European plaudits, or 65.2% in percentage terms. You can back the draw at 14/1 if you fancy taking an assumed 6.7% chance.

Full Card

Tyler Denny vs. Felix Cash, 12 rounds, for Denny’s European middleweight title 

Lewis Crocker vs. Conah Walker, 10 rounds, welterweights 

Cameron Vuong vs. Jordan Flynn, 10 rounds, lightweights 

Shannon Ryan vs. Emma Dolan, 10 rounds, for vacant British women’s and Dolan’s Commonwealth junior bantamweight title 

Hamza Uddin vs. Jose Maria Hernandez, 6 rounds, flyweights 

Muhammad Ali vs. Kelvin Madjid, 6 rounds, junior featherweights 

Ibraheem Sulaimaan vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior featherweights 

Aqib Fiaz vs. Kane Baker, 8 rounds, junior lightweights

Prediction

Ring rust is a hard thing to predict. Some fighters can brush off a layoff like their last fight was a month ago rather than 24. Others lose something irretrievable, an edge that never quite returns even if their physique does. 

I have a feeling Cash will occupy the former category. It might take him some rounds to get his eye in but, when he does, I think he will have enough to control Denny. The only time the champion has ever been stopped was on cuts. I don’t think Cash takes him out here barring a similar injury. I’m going for Cash to win the championship on points at 13/8.

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