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Ring perfect place for Cash
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
July 31, 2013 11:36 AM | 1146 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the way Quatavious Cash is cashing in on his potential, the Atlanta area could be on the verge of witnessing something special in boxing’s middleweight division.

The 160-pound fighter is currently 6-0 with four knockouts and preparing for his next bout, an Aug. 18 encounter during Sunday Night Fights at the Mansion Elan.

“I don’t know anything about my next opponent,” said the 21-year-old Cash. “Most of the time I like to keep it like that. My team doesn’t tell me who I’m fighting but just to get ready.

“I don’t want to get a false sense of confidence or a false sense of fear so I just keep it in the air,” he said. “I just train hard for whoever they bring.”

When it comes to preparing, Cash does just that, running seven days a week, training in the gym for six days and sparring three times a week until he has to cut back due to a scheduled fight.

“He works hard,” said trainer Yahya McClain. “He is dead serious about his career. I’m very serious about his career. It’s just a dynamic team. We are two guys working together and he’s like a son to me. I’ve known him since he was 15.”

Involved in the sport since he was 14 years old, Cash has earned technical knockouts against his last three opponents (Shane Pearson, Omar Pena and Jose Felix).

“As long as you’ve got a fighter who is willing to listen, learn and work like that, and work as hard as he does, you get those types of results,” McClain said.

“The first couple of rounds I’m hitting him in the body real hard and once I see him starting to breathe hard that is when I turn it up and get the knockouts,” Cash said.

Also even though he is left-handed, Cash boxes like he is right-handed and for good reason.

“I can use my jab to my advantage because my lead hand is stronger so it will be harder for somebody to come in because I have a long reach,” Cash said. “I fight a lot of guys who are shorter than me so they try to get in and close the gap, but my left hand keeps them out.”

McClain said his focus going forward is to encourage Cash to box more often instead of brawling, which spectators definitely enjoy.
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