Denzel Bentley vs Felix Cash: Ring walk time, TV channel, betting odds and undercard

The two British rivals go toe-to-toe for the British and Commonwealth titles in the main event while hard-hitting Callum Johnson returns on the undercard.

Unbeaten British middleweight contenders Felix Cash and Denzel "2sharp" Bentley come face to face this Saturday evening with the British and Commonwealth titles on the line at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

In what could prove to be a Fight of the Year contender, Cash, who currently holds the Commonwealth belt, enters the fight as a 4/9 odds on favourite by SkyBet, but Bentley, the British champion at 160lbs, represents a stern test for the 28-year-old from Surrey.

Indeed, the 26-year-old Bentley boasts a professional record of 14-0-1, including 12 KO's, while the only blemish on his record, a draw with Mark Heffron, was swiftly avenged just a few months later.

However, Cash, also unbeaten with a 13-0 record - nine coming inside the distance - enters the bout in confident form following his fifth round KO of Jason Welborn last August and now has his sights set on a little piece of history with the British title up for grabs.

"I want my name to go in the history books of holding the British title, it's time to show everyone in the division who's the man. There's only one way to win in my eyes, and I'm coming to take him out." Cash declared.

Of course, with Bentley also having never tasted defeat, both fighters come into this bout with a winners mentality and the air of invincibility that an unblemished record affords.

"If we're both at our best, it will be a very good fight. There will be moments when the fight will be back and forth, but I am expecting to win.

"If I win comfortably, I will be happy. If I win a hard fight, I will be happy. I will be prepared for the best version of Felix. I know I am stepping up to a 50-50 fight and closer to what I want to achieve in the sport.

"Felix is a decent fighter, but this is one that will take me up another level, so I am ready for it."

Queensberry Promoter Frank Warren expects an exciting contest and a victory for his charge.

"I cannot wait for Denzel against Felix. Denzel is one of the hottest properties in British boxing right now.

"He has taken every opportunity that lockdown boxing has afforded him - he's won fights, won titles, headlined shows and really thrived with all the extra exposure that's come his way. He's definitely a fighter we're looking at moving on to the next level.

"He never turns down a challenge and is one of the easiest there is to promote. You give him a date and an opponent, and he is there.

"Felix is a solid test for Denzel, but I believe at Queensberry we have the finest eye for talent in British boxing and am fully backing our man to get a decisive victory."

Where and when?

Cash vs Bentley will take place at the iconic British 'Home of Boxing', York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Unfortunately, there will be no fight fans in attendance due to the continued COVID restrictions in the UK.

Ring Walks for the fight can be expected around 10pm at the earliest, depending on the length of the undercard.

What's on the line?

The British and Commonwealth titles are on the line, with the bout scheduled for 12 three-minute rounds in the middleweight division (160lbs).

Denzel Bentley (left) celebrates victory over Adam Grabiec in the Middleweight Contest at the Copper Box Arena, London
Denzel Bentley (left) celebrates victory over Adam Grabiec in the Middleweight Contest at the Copper Box Arena, London

With both titles up for grabs, the winner will undoubtedly have plenty of opportunities coming their way, with the European title a likely gateway to future world honours.

Where can I watch it?

This bout will be streamed live and exclusively on BT Sport 1. The fight can be streamed online via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app.

Where's the value?

With fight night almost upon us, Cash remains a strong betting favourite at just 4/9 odds on, with Bentley available at 13/8.

While Cash does possess more amateur experience and a potentially stronger CV than Bentley, it would be foolish to write off the 26-year-old Londoner who continues to improve with each and every contest.

An awkward opponent, Bentley is likely to cause Cash more than a few problems in what is likely to prove a back and forth contest with plenty of action.

As such, the value bet might well be in the rounds betting with this fight expected to go somewhere close to the distance. Over 7.5 rounds at 4/6 looks decent, while it's 6/5 on this one going the distance.

Fans of Bentley can have the Londoner to win by KO at 5/1 or on points at the same price. Felix is available at a best 13/10 to win by KO or 12/5 for a points victory.

Who else is on the card?

Following two years of inactivity, Callum Johnson (18-1) returns to the ring as he makes his debut under the Queensberry Promotions team with a scheduled ten rounder at light heavyweight against the veteran Croat, Emil Markic (32-2, 24 KOs) with the unheralded WBO Global title up on the line.

Callum Johnson returns to the ring this weekend looking to get back in the mix at 175-pounds
Callum Johnson returns to the ring this weekend looking to get back in the mix at 175-pounds

A former British and Commonwealth champion, Johnson caught the eye when stopping former world title challenger Frank Buglioni in the first round of their British light heavyweight title contest back in 2018.

He did, however, fail in a world title bid, having been stopped inside four rounds by the hard-hitting Artur Beterbiev.

Johnson has fought just once since his brave but ultimately unsuccessful bid for world honours but he can climb back up the rankings and get closer to a world title shot at Joe Smith Jr. with a win in his comeback.

He is 4/1 to win inside the opening two rounds.

The betting odds were written at the time of this being published and may have changed since.

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