Dee Walsh: Something was missing in my life- its good to be back

DEE Walsh had somewhat of a Love Hate relationship with boxing in the past. Indeed family commitments and a disillusionment with the business end of the sport forced him to hang up his gloves after just five fights and at the tender age of 22.

However the Belfast light middleweight Irish title hopeful felt a void only re lacing up his gloves could fill. So he ended a nigh on two year absence in May of this year and Belfast fighter couldn’t be happier.

“I’m real happy I came back,” he told

“I felt there was something missing in my life when I wasn’t boxing. I never get a second to myself because I’m always busy now, but it’s better to be busy than sit about being a nobody. I plan to become a somebody via boxing.”

Despite a solid amateur career, a straight talking nature, a clever boxing style and shorts more brash than a Prince Naz ring walk ‘Wlado’ has yet to be afforded the hype of some other prospects.

However, the fighter, who has registered two knock out wins since he returned and fights in the Devinish this coming Saturday is adamant he has the talent to make it to the very top.

“0I beat Conrad Cummings in a box off tournament to go to the Commonwealth Games in 2010, he avenged that defeat a year later), then they sent Eamon O’Kane, who got gold.  I most definitely rate myself up there with Conrad and such prospects, I say either one of us could win a world title, it’s all about timing, management and if we both keep are minds right and keep doing what were doing the sky’s the limit.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years