LIGHT middleweight prospect Dee Walsh plans to beat Jozsef Kormany into submission in the Holiday Inn before lifting his first pro title over his head on Saturday night.
Fight fans only rediscovered ‘Waldo’ last month as the 24 year old ended a nigh on two year ring sabbatical in style. The first punch he threw since hanging up his gloves in 2012 resulted in a knock down and the Belfast fighter had his comeback wrapped up within 1:56 of the first bell.
After the win he criticized his power critics, but isn’t planning to stick it to them with another blow out this coming Saturday.No, Walsh is planning to make his opponent all but tap out MMA style in his International Master’s title fight.
“I’m not to worried about trying to knock this fella out. I’m looking the win first an foremost, but the plan is to chop him down like a tree, wear him down systematically so he gives up rather than a one punch knock out,” Walsh told Irish-boxing.com.
The International Masters title isn’t the most prestigious of straps, but its sliverware nonetheless and Walsh is delighted to be topping a bill and fighting for honours in just his second fight back.
“I have to thank my manager (Mark Dunlop) for that to be honest. It is just my second fight back and I’m topping a bill with a title on the line, couldn’t ask for better,” he added before claiming both topping the bill and fighting for a title has given him an extra pep in his sometime flamboyant step.
“It does give me a boost, thinking about getting a belt round your waist would give anyone an incentive to train harder. Sean Mc Cullagh, Paul McCullagh and Gerard McCafferty have certainly done that, trained me hard.”