Born on May 18, 1986 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, Liam Walsh is a southpaw fighter with solid technical skills, excellent cardio and the heart to keep going even during the toughest fights.
Walsh didn’t have the lengthy amateur career of many fighters, and he went pro a few months before his 22nd birthday. He first fought on February 2, 2008 on a card headlined by popular British boxer Amir Khan. His twin brother, Ryan, and his older brother, Michael, both also made their professional boxing debuts on the same card, and it was a good night for the family, as all three scored victories. Liam took on the 22-69-3 Daniel Thorpe and finished the fight early, dropping Thorpe with a right hand for a first-round KO.
In his next fight on June 14, 2008, he knocked his opponent out again, this time taking out Johnny Geaves in the fourth round. He followed that up with a victory on points after four rounds against Youssef Al Hamidi, and then went on a streak of five straight victories by way of TKO. While Liam Walsh was winning impressively, his opponents were anything but impressive, as all of them had losing records.
On September 24, 2010, he faced his first opponent with a winning record in the 8-5-2 Sebastien Cornu, whom he beat on points after six rounds. That set him up for a shot at the Commonwealth super featherweight title just under a month later against Maxwell Awuku, who had a record of 20-1-1. In a difficult, back-and-forth fight, he ended up winning by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
He scored a 10th-round KO in his first title defense, but had a far tougher time in his second defense, which was against Paul Appleby. The two men went toe to toe, and Walsh got dropped in the seventh round. However, he fought back and ended up earning the stoppage after 10 rounds to keep his belt.
After that gritty performance, he fought Domenico Urbano on July 14, 2012 for the WBO European lightweight title and took the belt home with a dominant TKO victory in the eighth round. He made multiple title defenses over 2013 and 2014, and then added the British super featherweight title to his collection with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Gary Sykes on November 29, 2014.
He stopped Joe Murray by fifth-round TKO in a title defense at the 02 Arena, which was a strong showing in a rematch of a close fight that Liam Walsh won by majority decision. On July 11, 2015, Walsh fought Isaias Santos Sampaio for the WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title and had another great performance, knocking out his opponent in the sixth round. He went back to super featherweight to defend his belts against Troy James, and notched another stoppage victory, this one a TKO in the eighth round. He kept his undefeated record alive when he fought Andrey Klimov on October 8, 2016, winning a unanimous decision after 12 rounds and bringing his record to 21-0 in the process.
What is Liam Walsh's Record?
Liam Walsh's record currently stands at 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws. Of those 23 wins he has stopped 15 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 65%. In his 1 loss, he was stopped. He's boxed a total of 152 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.3 rounds on average.
What was Walsh's last fight?
Liam Walsh's last fight took place against Maxi Hughes' on 9th Nov 2019, in London, United Kingdom. He won by unanimous decision in the 10th round. That fight was 2 years and 9 months ago.
How active is Liam Walsh?
Walsh's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Where is Liam Walsh From?
Walsh was born in the United Kingdom.
How Old Is Liam Walsh?
The lightweight is currently 36 years old. He was born on 18th May 1986, so he will turn 37 in 9 months.
How long has Walsh been fighting?
Liam Walsh made his professional debut in February 2008, so he has been a pro for 14 years and 6 months.
How tall is Liam Walsh?
Walsh is 5' 7" (5 Foot and 7 inches) which is 171cm (1 meter and 71 centimeters).
What stance does Liam Walsh use?
Walsh fights from a southpaw stance, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.
What will be Liam Walsh's Next Fight?
Liam Walsh doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.
How can I stream Liam Walsh's Fights?
In the UK you can usually stream Walsh's fights on YouTube (Free).
In the US you can usually stream Liam Walsh's fights via ESPN+.
What are some recent Liam Walsh results?
Walsh has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Andrey Klimov on 8th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Harrow Leisure Centre, Harrow.
Going into that contest, he had beat Troy James on 30th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Isaias Santos Sampaio on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at Velodrome, Manchester.
He had won against Joe Murray on 28th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their BBBOC British Super Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Featherweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
|Age||Date Of Birth||Nationality||Height||Reach||Stance||Weight Division|
|36||May 18, 1986||United Kingdom||171 cm||cm||southpaw||Lightweight (135 lb)|
|Professional Record||Wins||Wins By KO||Knockout Percentage||Losses||Losses By Stoppage||Draws||Pro Rounds||Debut|
|2019-11-09||Maxi Hughes||Won (UD 10)||York Hall, London, United Kingdom|
|2017-05-20||Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis||Lost (TKO 3)||Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2016-10-08||Andrey Klimov||Won (UD 12)||Harrow Leisure Centre, Harrow, United Kingdom|
|2016-04-30||Troy James||Won (TKO 8)||Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2015-07-11||Isaias Santos Sampaio||Won (KO 6)||Velodrome, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2015-02-28||Joe Murray||Won (TKO 5)||The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2014-11-29||Gary Sykes||Won (UD 12)||ExCel Arena, London, United Kingdom|
|2014-07-26||Kevin Hooper||Won (KO 4)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
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