On Thursday night time in entrance of an enormous crowd full of celebrities from the sporting world, Quick Rising Irish Star, ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (6-0, 5 KOs), of Cork, Eire stopped veteran Wesley Tucker, (15-5, 9 KOs), within the second spherical on the Agganis Area in Boston, MA and broadcast stay internationally on UFC FIGHT PASS.
The occasion was promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions.
Amongst these seated ringside for Walsh’s first struggle in entrance of the Boston boxing followers on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day have been UFC President Dana White, UFC Legend Georges St. Pierre, Las Vegas Raiders All-Professional Defensive Finish Maxx Crosby, New England Boxing Legend Micky Ward, Two-Time Tremendous Bowl Champion (New England Patriots) Tully Banta-Cain, former heavyweight contender Kevin McBride, former welterweight contender Dicky Eklund and UFC Corridor of Famer Matt Serra.
With Corridor of Fame coach and Boston native Freddie Roach in his nook, Walsh simply gained the primary spherical because the southpaw tremendous welterweight fought well behind his vary discovering jab mixed along with his tight protection.
Utilizing his energy to overwhelm Tucker within the second stanza, the 22-year-old Walsh used his full arsenal to attain three knockdowns with the bout being known as to a halt at 2:59 of the spherical. The tremendous welterweight bout was scheduled for ten rounds.
Stated an elated Walsh to a thundering ovation, “Boston I shall be again. It doesn’t matter who’s throughout the ring, I can adapt to something. Freddie stated to place the strain on and work the physique and that’s what I did.”
“I’d prefer to thank each single one that got here out tonight, thanks to my household and pals who’re right here from Eire.”
Within the tremendous welterweight co-feature scheduled for eight rounds, Danny O’Connor, (31-3, 12 KO’s, of Framingham, MA stopped Luis Garcia, (13-2-1, 9 KOs), of Richmond, CA within the fifth spherical (1:55). Preventing off a five-year layoff, O’Connor thrilled the native crowd with an amazing efficiency. Presently residing in Colorado the place he’s employed as a firefighter, O’Connor was honored after the bout by representatives from the native and nationwide firefighter’s unions.
Preventing within the middleweight division, Frank ‘The Tank’ Hogan, (14-0, 13 KOs), of Weymouth, MA stopped Jimmie Williams, (18-11-2, 6 KOs), of New Haven, CT. Hogan proved to be too sturdy over the primary 5 rounds as Williams’ nook stopped the struggle with the favored Irishman staying undefeated.
Within the featherweight division, Hegly Mosqueda, (24-0, 18 KOs), of Caracas, Venezuela, was victorious over Jose Garcia, 13-4-3, 9 KO’s), of Houston, TX over eight rounds. Scores have been 77-75 twice for Mosqueda and 77-75 for Garcia.
Kendrick Ball Jr. (21-1-3, 12 KOs), of Worcester, MA gained a six spherical unanimous determination over Mike Stegall (7-1-3, 3 KOs), of Cedar Hill, MO. Scores have been 60-54, twice and 59-55.