Liam Walsh

Liam Walsh

Date of Birth: 18th May 1986
Class: Super Featherweight
Weight: 134½lbs
Height: 5ft 7in (171cm)
Trainer: Graham Everett
Career Achievements

WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Champion (2015 - present)
British Super-Featherweight Champion (2014 - present)
WBO International Super-Featherweight Champion (2013)
WBO European Lightweight Champion (2012 - 2013)
Commonwealth Super-Featherweight Champion (2010 - present)

Latest BoxNation Fight

8th October 2016 - Points win v Andrey Klimov

Southpaw Liam Walsh is a smooth, easy-going fighter with 19-0 record after turning professional in February 2008 on the same bill as his twin brother Ryan and older brother Michael.

Based in Cromer, Norfolk, Walsh won his debut fight and later went on to win Ricky Burns' vacated Commonwealth Super Featherweight belt against the gritty Ghanaian Maxwell Awuku.

Awuku had held a 20-1 record going into the fight, but Walsh prevailed to win on a unanimous points decision to secure the Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title.

Walsh has since defended that title twice, and moved up to lightweight to add the WBO European title when he beat Domenico Urbano on the undercard to David Haye and Dereck Chisora's massive summer 2012 showdown.

Walsh Urbano

The southpaw then saw off the challenge of former two time world champion Scott Harrison in April this year to defend his European belt for the first time.

Walsh returned to action in September 2013 as he took a majority decision against Mancunian Joe Murray during an entertaining Commonwealth and Vacant IBF International Super-Featherweight clash.

In July 2014, the Norfolk star faced domestic rival Kevin Hooper in Manchester and won by a convincing fourth round KO.

In November 2015, Walsh faced Gary 'Five Star' Sykes as an undercard the the huge Bad Blood show. He won by unanimous decision but both boxers were gentlemen who couldn't praise each other enough. Holding onto his Commonwealth crown, Walsh added the British title to his collection in a profile-raising win that would move him closer to a world title shot.

On February 2015 Risky Business show, Liam Walsh beat rival Joe Murray by TKO in an entertaining rematch to defend his British and Commonwealth titles.

The Norfolk fighter followed this in July 2015 with a KO win over Isaias Santos Sampaio at lightweight, as he stepped up to add the WBO Intercontinental title to his ever-growing collection.

NEXT UP - A WORLD TITLE SHOT

Walsh headlined our show at the Harrow Leisure Centre in October, and dominated Andrey Klimov over 12 rounds to become mandatory challenger for Jose Pedraza's IBF World Super-Featherweight Title.

Liam Walsh beats Andrey Klimov