Just like fellow comeback kid Willie Thompson, Dee Walsh has set his sights on the Irish light middleweight title.
Indeed the undefeated Belfast 24 year old wants to claim the domestic strap on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s mega World title fight with Kiko Martinez on September 6.
“Waldo”, who came out of retirement only last month, fights for the International Masters title in the Holiday Inn this Saturday night and if he emerges from that battle with a first pro strap he wants to fight for the Irish title currently held by ‘Connemara Kid’ Peter McDonagh.
“I want the Irish title the most, I heard through the grapevine that McDonagh is considering vacating (claims McDonagh denies). I also heard Willie Thompson is looking for a shot at it! I have nothing against McDonnagh or Willie Thompson but if they are in the way of me getting what I want and getting me to the next level well then I’m just gonna have to beat them,” Walsh told Irish-boxing.com.
“I would love to get that title shot on the Carl Frampton undercard. But first I have to get Saturday night over and done with.”
Standing in between Walsh and the International Master title is Jozsef Kormany, who he fights on the top of an interesting Saturday night Belfast bill. However, Walsh admits he hasn’t looked at his upcoming foe. The confident Belfast puncher is more intent on focusing on his rather than his opponents strengths.
“I don’t watch my opponents tapes because I don’t wanna adapt to do what they do in the ring.I like working on my own system and I like to impose my style on the fight. But my trainers have watched him, they say he’s a tough southpaw who throws a lot of punches, which I’m happy with because the more punches he throws the more opportunities it gives me to take him apart.”