Felix Cash insists he is keen to face Chris Eubank Jr in an all-British showdown, but admits he is doubtful his middleweight rival would face him.
Former sparring partners, Cash and Eubank Jr are ranked closely in the WBO ratings behind champion, Demetrius Andrade as both harbour hopes of winning a world title at 160lbs.
Cash, unbeaten in 15 professional fights, is hopeful of a future clash with the Brighton man, but believes he is a big gamble for the 32-year-old.
“I don’t think he’s going to want a take a risk with me,” the 29-year-old told proboxing-fans.com on Friday.
“Because, obviously he’s done a lot of rounds of sparring a few years back and he knows what I’m about and it’s a big risk for him.
“Obviously, he’s looking to get one of the big names, because he’s a big name himself.
“He’s a big money fight and he’s trying to get one of the big guys.”
The Wokingham man, who climbed off the canvas twice to beat Magomed Madiev in February, is set to return on a Matchroom Boxing bill on July 9, which is yet to be formally announced, but is expected to be headlined by Derek Chisora against Adam Kownacki.
A fight with former world title challenger, Kamil Szeremeta is in discussions and, Cash believes a victory over the Pole, who is coming off back-to-back stoppage losses to Gennady Golovkin and Jaime Munguia, would edge him closer to a world title.
“He’s a good fighter,” he added.
“Tough man and he proved that against Golovkin, got off the floor four times.
“He’s a good fighter and I’d expect a good, hard fight and a war.
“I should be in a world title eliminator after that or hopefully get an opportunity to fight for a world title.
“One fight at a time. We’ll sort Szeremeta out if it’s him and we’ll see what’s next.”
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