ROWLEY Regis’ Jason Welborn says preparations couldn’t have gone better ahead of his world title challenge this weekend.

Welborn is aiming to cap a remarkable 2018 when he takes on undefeated American Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15KOs) for the WBA 'Super' and IBF Super Welterweight belts.

The 32-year-old (24-6, 7 KOs) will step back down in weight to challenge for the belts after vacating the British Middleweight title that he won back in May and defended in September.

On both occasions, Welborn faced local rival Tommy Langford, and on both occasions he was victorious in epic contests; the first of which won the BBBoC Fight of the Year.

His clash with Hurd will take place at the Staples Center, LA, on the undercard of Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury on Saturday, December 1, which will be the early hours of Sunday morning in the UK.

A tough training camp, as well as a few words of encouragement from Fury, has Welborn in the best condition of his life heading into his date with destiny.

He said: “Everything has gone great. Camp has gone well and we’ve come through it injury free and now I’m just ready to get in there.

“We brought some really strong sparring in, which you have to do for this level, and it has only brought the best out in me.

“I’ve really enjoyed the camp and we’re out here now and settled in and I couldn’t be happier with where we are.

“It’s soaking in now and I’ve just got to do what I’ve got to do and make sure I’m on it for all 12 rounds.

“They’re already looking past me and that could be a mistake. I’m ready to prove myself to the world.

“I’ve put in the hard work to get here and have just been getting better and better ever since I went full-time. That is down to my main sponsor Dean Hiscox at Daneways Construction and the other people that have helped me.

“Anything can happen once we’re in there. Let’s get those world titles back home to the Black Country.”

Welborn has also taken on-board some timely words of support from heavyweight superstar Fury during their time in LA.

“We are staying in the same hotel as Tyson and his team so we’ve had breakfast together and everyone is supporting each other,” he added.

“He told me that he’s been watching my career and how I’d turned it around.

“There is a lot of British fight fans out here as well so the atmosphere is great.”