We have more weekday boxing coming up tomorrow night on UFC Fight Pass, promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions, and will take place at the Hulu Theater inside the Madison Square Garden in NYC. Junior middleweight prospect Callum Walsh (8-0, 7 KOs) looks to continue his dominant year as he faces Ismael Villarreal (13-1, 9 KOs) in a ten-round bout. Walsh has been getting a massive promotional push from his promoter and UFC CEO & President Dana White.
Walsh has made a name for himself in California but is now looking to establish some roots in the Tri-State area, as he can tap into a significant Irish population of fight fans. Walsh has been magnificent against the level of opposition he’s been given, but now the real work starts as he faces more seasoned fighters like Villarreal. If Walsh looks impressive on Thursday, a good portion of the boxing community will ask him to be considered the Prospect of the Year. That conversation is on hold until everyone sees how he performs this week.
Villarreal will have some of the home crowd behind him as he is from the Bronx and will look to keep the momentum going from his September second-round TKO victory over John David Martinez (19-3, 16 KOs). With Villarreal being a six-year pro, can he give Walsh some issues that will halt the Walsh promo train?
CALLUM WALSH VS. ISMAEL VILLARREAL BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Callum Walsh is the favorite at -600 (Over 8 ½ rounds -180), and Ismael Villarreal is the underdog at +400 (Under 8 ½ rounds +150).
Scenes from todays media lunch at @LegendsNYC ! Thank you to all the media who showed up. @KINGCALLUMWALSH takes on Ismael Villarreal This THURSDAY NOV 9 at @TheTheaterAtMSG LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on @UFCFightPass tickets https://t.co/cPMe32RKEE #HFNBoxing pic.twitter.com/p6Gw61AT7S— 360 Promotions (@360BoxingPromos) November 7, 2023
CALLUM WALSH VS. ISMAEL VILLARREAL DATE, START TIME
- Date: Thursday, November 9
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM CALLUM WALSH VS. ISMAEL VILLARREAL?
- U.S.: UFC Fight Pass
- UK: UFC Fight Pass
CALLUM WALSH VS. ISMAEL VILLARREAL FIGHT CARD
- Callum Walsh vs. Ismael Villarreal; Super welterweights
- Cain Sandoval vs. Wesley Ferrer; Super lightweights
- Umar Dzambekov vs. Frederic Julan; Light heavyweights
- Gor Yeritsyan vs. Luis Alberto Veron; welterweights
- Brian Ceballo vs. Kenneth McNeil; Super welterweights
- Feargal McCrory vs. Nikolai Buzolin; lightweights
- Omar Cande Trinidad vs. Andrew Bentley; featherweights