Corridor-of-fame coach Freddie Roach gloves up his newest pupil, Irish up-and-comer Callum Walsh. Photograph / 360 Promotions
Callum Walsh will face a brand new opponent on March 16.
The unbeaten junior middleweight will sq. off in opposition to Wesley Tucker on the Agganis Enviornment on the campus of Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts. The ten-round bout will stream reside on UFC Struggle Go (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT).
Tucker replaces Leonardo Di Stefano Ruiz of Spain after Ruiz reportedly suffered a damaged finger throughout sparring.
“Whereas we’re understandably involved for Leonard De Stefano Ruiz’s damage and want him a full restoration, Callum Walsh is now going through a fair more-experienced fighter in Wesley Tucker on Thursday, March 16 in entrance of an enormous Irish crowd in Boston,” mentioned Tom Loeffler, President of 360 Promotions.
Walsh (5-0, 4 knockouts), who’s initially from Cork, Eire and now lives and trains in Hollywood, California, was a stellar newbie, profitable a number of prestigious titles earlier than turning professional in December 2021. He’s presently skilled by Freddie Roach.
In his final bout on November 3, Walsh dropped Delen Parsley a number of instances earlier than the battle was stopped within the third spherical. In his earlier battle on August 4, Walsh fought to a one-sided resolution over gatekeeper Benjamin Whitaker.
The 22-year-old southpaw may be very standard in Eire and has even gained the backing of UFC President Dana White.
Tucker (15-4, 9 KOs), who resides in Toledo, Ohio, was stopped by hard-hitting Ivan Golub in his final bout on October 13. The 35-year-old has misplaced 4 of his final 5 bouts, with the opposite defeats coming by the hands of Enver Halili, Alexander Besputin, and, most just lately, Jose Antonio Abreu.
In different motion, Andrew Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) of Blythe, California, who held a WBA secondary title at 130 kilos, will face Boston’s Jonathan de Pina (11-1, 4 KOs) in an eight spherical light-weight bout.
Danny O’Connor (30-3, 11 KOs) of close by Framingham will return from a five-year hiatus to sq. off in opposition to Luis Garcia (13-1-1, 9 KOs) of Richmond, California in an eight spherical junior middleweight bout.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He may be reached at [email protected]