THE BRITISH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
RYAN WALSH WTKO11 (1:58) V MARCO McCULLOUGH
Cromer hero Ryan Walsh will keep the prestigious Lord Lonsdale Featherweight belt after stopping Belfast’s Marco McCullough in the eleventh round.
Walsh started very fast – no doubt eager to calm twin brother Liam before his IBF title challenge. He hurt the tough McCullough throughout the fight before eventually stopping him late.
Credit must go to McCullough for his bravery throughout the contest. He was throwing back right up until the referee Howard Foster stopped the fight at one minute and 58 seconds into round eleven.
Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press after his fight, Walsh dedicated the win to his late father.
“I thanked him for being there,” said Walsh. “He is always there on fight night – he is always there anyway.
“I tell anyone who will listen – one drop of blood has got more memory than all the computers in the world put together, and I have his blood in me.”
Ryan moves to 22-2-1 (11KOs)