10:00AM, Saturday 20 April 2019
Professional boxer Ryan Walsh has targeted a British Championship as his aim after turning pro.
The lightweight, coached by Robert Lloyd-Taylor, has competed across the country and internationally, winning the majority of his 16 amateur fights, despite spending more than a year out injured. The 25-year-old fought back and has continued his development with comprehensive victories, one of which came against a National Champion last year.
Following that bout, both Lloyd-Taylor and Walsh decided turning professional was the next step and the Burnham boxer is aiming to make his debut in June.
“Every time I say it I still can’t believe it,” said Walsh.
“You just want to pinch yourself and make sure you’re not dreaming.
“I’ve had some really good fights, with some really good experiences. I’ve boxed in some championships – I’ve boxed in Latvia and that was a really good experience.
“I just want to be a champion to be honest. I want to be a British Champion – that’s the aim, that’s what I want to achieve in my career.”
Walsh, who is from Burnham, trains at New Kings Boxing Club in South Harrow and is currently going through the necessary steps and checks en route to his debut later this year and says he could not have done it alone.
“My coach helped me out a lot,” added Walsh.
“I could not have done it on my own and he’s put me through some tough sessions.
“I’ve come from nothing. I know it sounds cliché, but I’ve come from a council house and now I’m going to make some something of myself.
It motivates me – it keeps me driven.”
Walsh is currently looking for sponsors on his professional journey – any interested parties should contact RyanWalsh16@hotmail.co.uk.
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