There has been a change of plans for Callum Walsh [5(4)-0].
The LA based Rebel County prospect will no longer fight on the West Coast on January 27, rather he has a Boston date and will trade leather on the East coast the day before St Patrick’s Day.
Walsh, who stopped Delen Parsley, an American with a solid amateur background in early November, was due to start 2023 against an undefeated American with an eye-catching knockout ratio on top of a UFC Fight Pass bill. The Freddie Roach-trained, Dana White-fancied prospect was set for an interesting step up against Jimmie Stickland [10(8)-0] over 8 rounds of top of the Tom Loeffler bill.
However, he no longer faces the big punching American or fights in January. Instead, the light middleweight has a ‘much bigger fight’ lined up and will fight in Boston on March 16.
Speaking online The Irish Boxing Awards Knockout of the Year nominee confirmed: “I will not be fighting on the January 27th show here in LA, I have been offered a much bigger fight and a much better fight for my career MARCH 16th ST PATRICKS DAY weekend in BOSTON live on UFC Fight Pass.”
❌ ANNOUNCEMENT ❌— KING CALLUM WALSH (@KINGCALLUMWALSH) January 3, 2023
I will not be fighting on the January 27th show here in LA, I have been offered a much bigger fight and a much better fight for my career MARCH 16th ST PATRICKS DAY weekend in BOSTON live on @ufcfightpass All details coming soon
THE IRISH WILL TAKE OVER BOSTON. pic.twitter.com/gIE4PV2zpa
‘King’ Walsh has made an impressive start to his pro career with four knockouts from five wins to his name since turning over in December of 2021. He has become a UFC Fight Pass headline act and having fought all his fights in Hollywood now tests the waters across the other side of the country where Irish fighters often thrive.