Cromer’s Liam Walsh (20-0; 14KOs) will face Russian Andrey Klimov (19-2-0; 9KOs) in a Final Eliminator for the IBF World Super Featherweight Title on Saturday 8thOctober at Harrow Leisure Centre. The fight will top an action packed bill promoted by Frank Warren and Andy Ayling which will be televised live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation.
Klimov, a California resident, made an unsuccessful challenge to reigning IBF World Super Featherweight Champion Jose Pedraza last year, but is set to be the toughest test of Walsh’s career which has so far seen him lift the British and Commonwealth Super Featherweight titles and the WBO European Lightweight title.
Walsh comes into the contest fresh off an 8 round TKO win over Troy James at the Copper Box on 30th April in defence of his British Super Featherweight title.
Should the Cromer man emerge victorious in Harrow, it will be the culmination of a long road back to a World title shot, after a car crash halted plans for Walsh to challenge former WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns back in 2012.
Walsh said: “I believe it’s my destiny to become World Champion and I’m now within touching distance. I’ve dedicated my whole life to boxing and now it’s time to go to the next level and reap the rewards.”
On the undercard will be Harrow’s own Mitchell Smith, who looks to get back to winning ways and back on track after an absence caused by injuries. Whilst his brother Jez Smith will also be in action on the card.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.co.uk and are priced at £40 and £60.
BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, will televise this fight live and exclusive on Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin 546, TalkTalk 415, Freeview 255 and also on smart connected devices via multiple platforms. Go to www.boxnation.com to see how you can watch this fight and more live!
|Weight Class||Fighters||Method||Round Time|
|Liam Walsh v Andrey Klimov|
|Super featherweight||Liam Walsh defeats Andrey Klimov||UD||12|
|Mitchell Smith v Norwin Galo|
|Lightweight||Mitchell Smith defeats Norwin Galo||RTD|
|Sanjeev Sahota v Fonz Alexander|
|Light welterweight||Sanjeev Sahota defeats Fonz Alexander||UD||4|
|Ryan Garner v Aleksandrs Birkenbergs|
|Featherweight||Ryan Garner defeats Aleksandrs Birkenbergs||KO|