KO Boxing King Callum Walsh Extends Record Winning KO
KO king Callum Walsh extended his winning record by knocking out Wesley Tucker in the second round. Callum Walsh knocked Wesley Tucker down three times before winning a KO in the second round at Agganis Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.
The 22-year-old Walsh, who is originally from Cork, Ireland and now lives and trains in Hollywood, California, takes his record to 6-0, 5 KOs. Tucker replaced Spain’s Leonardo Di Stefano Ruiz after Ruiz reportedly broke his finger during sparring.
From the moment the game bell rang, left-handed Walsh became the attacker, starting an exchange of attacks on the shorter Tucker. Early in the second round, Walsh hurt Tucker with left punches, knocking him to the canvas after receiving a series of right hooks to the head. Although Tucker overcame the count and kept fighting, he was overwhelmed by Walsh’s precision.
With just over a minute left in the round, Tucker fell to the mat for the second time, this time after taking a series of punches. Tucker beat the count, but was forced back toward the ropes, another barrage of punches forced him to take knee strikes.
Referee Leo Gerstel stopped the fight at 2:59 minutes after Tucker’s corner gave in to save him from further penalties. Walsh was an amateur standout in Ireland before making his professional debut in December 2021.
That Thursday night also saw Walsh make his East Coast debut after all his professional bouts in the Los Angeles suburb of Montebello. The modest crowd turned out to support Walsh the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick’s Day, which was likely due to his strong public performances during game week, which included a visit to Fenway Park and a meeting with fans.
Word has it that Walsh could return to action in June. He was promoted by Tom Loeffler and has the backing of UFC President, Dana White. Tucker, who lives in Toledo, Ohio, has a 15-5, 9 KO record. He has lost five of his last six matches.
In junior middleweight bouts, Danny O’Connor of Framingham, England, improved his record to 31-3, 12 KOs, by stopping Luis Garcia at 1:55 of round four. O’Connor became a more effective fighter throughout the fight. Garcia (13-2-1, 9 KOs), who lives in Richmond, California, was unable to continue due to a severe gash to his nose.
Featherweight boxer Hegly Mosqueda of Caracas, Venezuela defeated Jose Edgardo Garcia via split decision. One judge scored it 77-75 for Garcia, while the other two judged it 77-75 for Mosqueda, who has a 24-0 record, 18 KOs.
Garcia, originally from Honduras and now living in Houston, Texas, is down to a 13-4-3, 9 KO record and is now winless in his last six fights. Middleweight boxer Francis Hogan of Weymouth, England, who has a record of 14-0, 13 KOs, stopped Jimmy Williams (18-11-2, 6 KOs) in the fifth round. This fight card is broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass.