“King” Kevin Walsh Improves to 10-0
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I was at Polar Park in Worcester, Massachusetts last night and enjoyed a great night of boxing that was presented by Chuck Shearns of Shearns Boxing Promotions. “King” Kevin Walsh of Brockton, Massachusetts (promoted by Jimmy Burchfield and CES Boxing) improved his professional record to 10-0 with a unanimous decision victory over Philip Davis.
Davis was fighting in his hometown but Walsh didn’t allow him to give the home crowd much to be excited about. Walsh boxed well from the outside in the early rounds and negated Davis’s pressure and offensive output. The second half of the fight saw Walsh stand his ground more and trade with his opponent. Davis had a few brief moments where he unleashed combinations as Walsh was against the ropes, but most of his attacks were blocked, allowing Walsh to land some crisp counters.
Overall he was in control of the fight from the opening bell to the end and wound up winning a unanimous decision victory (59-55 x2, 60-54). After the fight, I spoke briefly with Walsh who was satisfied with his performance overall. Though he didn’t get the stoppage, his opponent has gone the distance in each of his defeats and these were six quality rounds that he knows will only benefit him going forward. He felt much more comfortable than last time out and credited a lot of that to his gas tank and being in great shape this time around. He plans on being back in the gym this week, and just like he said in our pre-fight interview, mentioned how activity is key for him right now and that he hopes to be back in the ring in two months.
Walsh has a strong support group that made the trip and he was given the best reception of all the fighters on the card. He has a large following that is behind him all the way. As long as he keeps taking care of business inside the ring then he will continue to inch closer to a big-time opportunity that could have career-altering implications. For someone who didn’t start boxing until their 20s, Walsh looks like a boxer who has been doing it his whole life and the sky’s the limit for him.
I have been fortunate enough to be able to be around Kevin for his last two training camps so I know firsthand how hard he works and just how talented he is. Check out the quick interview I did with him last week before the fight, as well as my extended feature on him from May down below!