Walsh ready to win for Eamonn Magee Jr on Saturday

DEE WALSH will pay homage to his friend and sparring partner Eamonn Magee Jr in the Devenish on Saturday night.

Magee was murdered last weekend in Belfast and all the fights on the bill will be dedicated to the memory of the southpaw boxer.

The Irish middleweight champion is still in shock after the incident which upset the entire Irish boxing family, but will fight on and plans to dedicate his win to former fight prospect.

“It was terrible news about Eamonn and I’m still in shock,” Walsh told the Belfast Newsletter.

“He was a great guy and all the lads on the bill will be thinking about him on Saturday night. I will dedicate my win to him and I am getting his name put on my shorts.”

Walsh isn’t expecting an easy ride in the Devinish Complex on Saturday and knows Polish customer Litkiewicz will bring a new kind of challenge for the exciting unbeaten prospect.

“I have watched him in action and what you see is what you get from him,” he added.

“He is a come-forward fighter, with a tight guard. And because his guard is going to be so tight, it is going to be difficult to catch him clean. I will have to bide my time, not rush in and I will have to break him down.

“Since I have come back I have shown I have punching power and now I will show that I have the stamina as well.”

After Saturday Walsh wants to add more title’s to his mantle piece and has his sights set on the British strap.

“My goal is a British title and all I have to do is bide my time,” he said.

“All I have to do is move up the rankings and get the fights at the right time.”

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