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Walsh: I will return a better boxer than before my retirement

DEE Walsh isn’t content to pick up where he left off when he returns to the ring for the first time since 2012 on Saturday night.

The Belfast light middleweight was beginning to make waves as he impressed his way to 5-0 before he hung up his gloves.

‘Waldo’ was being viewed as one to watch just as he elected against fighting again. He comes out of retirement this Saturday night for reasons explained here-and wants to show fight fans that he hasn’t just avoided taking a step back, but has progressed from prospect to domestic contender despite the lay off.

The 24 year old isn’t hoping to ease his way back into the game. He is determined to put on a show that raises eyebrows further than the lofted position he had them in before.

“I want people going away talking about me for the right reasons,” he told Irish-boxing.com.

“I don’t want them saying he hasn’t lost a step, I want people saying he’s got even better!! I want to get better an better with every fight I have. The more fights and wins I get the more confidence I’ll be gaining.

“I would like to do an eight rounder in my next fight. That would qualify me for a title fight, so if not after that fight, maybe the fight after I’m aiming for an Irish title.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years