His handlers believe he is the next big thing, and Callum Walsh looks to prove them right as Walsh will fight this Thursday, March 16th, at Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University, on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, and available worldwide on UFC Fight Pass. Walsh, a decorated amateur fights with the violent nature of Oscar Valdez and hopes to entertain the Irish fight fans in Boston, and hopefully win over a few more people as he hopes to become the next big thing in the sport of boxing as the tenure seems to be that Walsh is looking to bring some major fights to Boston in the future.
Walsh, who will fight, Wesley Tucker, after his first opponent, Leonardo Di Stefano Ruiz, withdrew from the contest, is making no bones about his intentions. Walsh is looking to put on a show and steal the show. Both of these seem feasible, especially with a late replacement.
Walsh has trained with Freddie Roach at the famed Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California. Internal hopes appear to be that Callum Smith could be one of the next great fighters to come out of the Wild Card Boxing Gym, and Roach agreed that this camp is one of the best they have had.
“Callum has had a real spark in this training camp,” said his trainer, Freddie Roach. “He’s been punching harder and crisper. It’s been our best training camp, for sure. It’s obvious he understands how important this fight is and the significance of fighting in an arena filled with Irish boxing fans on the night before St. Patrick’s Day. I can’t wait to show him off to Boston.”
Now comes the real question, when do they step him up. Walsh is 5-0, with 4 knockouts, but will be fighting in a ten-rounder on Thursday night. His promoter, Tom Loeffler has a major asset, but once you get into the ten-round fights the opponents are all of a certain ilk. In short, it is hard to find a fighter who is not a world-level fighter in a ten-round fight since it takes a bit of a prerequisite to get there. At this event, Loeffler was eager for what the future holds for this event.
“We’re excited to bring big-time boxing back to Boston. The enthusiasm for Callum’s fight in Boston has been tremendous since we announced the event at the beginning of February. The rapidly increasing interest from fans and media has made this a must-attend event for New England boxing fans,” said Tom Loeffler, President of 360 Promotions, who promotes Walsh. “We’re very happy to feature many local fighters and work with Ken Casey of Murphys Boxing and Jimmy Burchfield of CES Boxing; having their fighters included in the event.”