Belfast banger Dee Walsh has discovered a new enthusiasm for boxing. Any doubts over his commitment to the sport, following a lengthy layoff, were dispelled in double-quick time as the 24-year-old bombed out fellow unbeaten Krisztian Duka in the Devenish on May 10. Dee has signed up with Mark Dunlop and believes that he is now on the road to fulfilling his vast potential.

“I’m glad that Mark convinced me to come back and I’m happy to give the crowd a knockout,” buzzed Walsh, who revealed that he would be back in the gym on Monday morning in preparation for a June 14 appearance.

“I’ve fought a lot of people before that were a lot heavier than me but now that I’m down in weight it shows the power I have. Whoever said I couldn’t punch can see that I was able to throw and land that big right hand. I’ve got more confidence in my power now and you’ll see more of that. I want to be busy and get out in June again.”

That appearance will be on Belfast promotions’ next installment of the popular Holiday Inn shows. If Walsh can keep busy and fights the right level of opposition then there’s no reason why he cannot force his way into the British title picture at the very least. Especially now that ‘Wealthy’ has added incentives outside of the ring to occupy his attention.

“My main reason for coming back was for my son who just turned one last month and even today when I was sitting nervously I thought that I’m not going to lose because of him. I want him to have a dad that he can look up to. I always say that if I do what I do then it doesn’t matter what they do because they won’t land punches,” said Walsh.

See Walsh in action against veteran brawler Tommy Tolan below:


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