Ryan Walsh

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Ryan Walsh
Ryan Walsh - 2016-04-30.jpg
Walsh in 2016
Statistics
Weight(s)
Height 5 ft 6 12 in (169 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1986-05-18) 18 May 1986 (age 31)
Rochdale,
Greater Manchester,
England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 22
Wins by KO 11
Losses 2
Draws 1

Ryan Walsh (born 18 May 1986) is a British professional boxer. He has held the British featherweight title since 2015, having previously held the English super-bantamweight title in 2011, and has challenged once for the European featherweight title in 2016.

Professional career[edit]

Raised in Rochdale and based in Cromer, Norfolk, Walsh made his professional debut on 2 February 2008 with a first-round knockout of Riaz Durgahed.[1] By April 2011 he had won his first twelve fights, and on 21 October scored a unanimous decision (UD) over Liam Richards to win the English super-bantamweight title.[2]

In October 2013, Walsh challenged Lee Selby for the British and Commonwealth featherweight titles. The fight went the full twelve-round distance, with Selby winning a clear UD to hand Walsh his first loss.[3] Two years later, on 26 September 2015, Walsh faced Samir Mouneimne for the now-vacant British featherweight title.[4] The fight went the distance, with Walsh scoring a split decision to become British champion.[5]

Walsh was set to make his first defence of the title in January 2016 against Ryan Doyle,[6] but instead faced the undefeated Darren Traynor, stopping the challenger in five rounds.[7][8]

Ryan's twin brother Liam and older brother Michael are also professional boxers, and in 2015 Ryan and Liam became the first twins to hold British titles at the same time.[4][5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
25 fights 22 wins 2 losses
By knockout 11 0
By decision 11 2
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
25 Win 22–2–1 Marco McCullough TKO 11 (12), 1:58 20 May 2017 Copper Box Arena, London, England Retained British featherweight title
24 Loss 21–2–1 Dennis Ceylan SD 12 15 Oct 2016 Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark For vacant European featherweight title
23 Win 21–1–1 James Tennyson TKO 5 (12), 2:34 30 Apr 2016 Copper Box Arena, London, England Retained British featherweight title
22 Win 20–1–1 Darren Traynor TKO 5 (12), 2:06 22 Jan 2016 York Hall, London, England Retained British featherweight title
21 Win 19–1–1 Samir Mouneimne SD 12 26 Sep 2015 The SSE Arena Wembley, London, England Won vacant British featherweight title
20 Win 18–1–1 Reynaldo Cajina PTS 8 14 Nov 2014 Pabellón Polideportivo Las Torres, Adeje, Canary Islands
19 Win 17–1–1 Ibrar Riyaz PTS 6 27 Jun 2014 Epic Centre, Norwich, England
18 Loss 16–1–1 Lee Selby UD 12 5 Oct 2013 The O2 Arena, London, England For British and Commonwealth featherweight titles
17 Win 16–0–1 Jose Antonio Elizabeth TKO 3 (8), 2:37 15 Jun 2013 Epic Centre, Norwich, England
16 Win 15–0–1 Oszkar Fiko TKO 3 (6) 22 Mar 2013 Epic Centre, Norwich, England
15 Draw 14–0–1 Ronnie Clark PTS 10 10 Nov 2012 Norfolk Showground, Norwich, England
14 Win 14–0 Mikheil Gogebashvili TKO 1 (8), 2:37 15 Sep 2012 Norfolk Showground, Norwich, England
13 Win 13–0 Liam Richards UD 10 21 Oct 2011 York Hall, London, England Won English super-bantamweight title
12 Win 12–0 Gavin Reid TKO 7 (8), 2:43 2 Apr 2011 York Hall, London, England
11 Win 11–0 James Ancliff PTS 8 23 Oct 2010 York Hall, London, England
10 Win 10–0 Eugene Heagney TKO 1 (6), 0:49 15 May 2010 Boleyn Ground, London, England
9 Win 9–0 Ian Bailey PTS 6 13 Feb 2010 Wembley Arena, London, England
8 Win 8–0 Michael O'Gara TKO 5 (6), 1:26 9 Oct 2009 York Hall, London, England
7 Win 7–0 Marc Callaghan RTD 3 (6), 3:00 22 May 2009 York Hall, London, England
6 Win 6–0 Sid Razak PTS 4 30 Jan 2009 York Hall, London, England
5 Win 5–0 Johnny Greaves PTS 4 6 Dec 2008 ExCeL, London, England
4 Win 4–0 Robin Deakin PTS 4 26 Sep 2008 York Hall, London, England
3 Win 3–0 Gheorghe Ghiompirica PTS 4 16 Jun 2008 York Hall, London, England
2 Win 2–0 Robin Deakin PTS 4 8 Mar 2008 The O2 Arena, London, England
1 Win 1–0 Riaz Durgahed KO 1 (4), 0:21 2 Feb 2008 ExCeL, London, England Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westlake, Amy (2014). "Boxing brothers from Rochdale return to the ring". Rochdale Online. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Ryan Walsh delighted by brothers' big-fight influence". BBC Sport. BBC 24 October 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Lee Selby beats Ryan Walsh to defend British and Commonwealth featherweight titles". Sky Sports. Sky. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b Lakey, Chris (25 September 2015). "The life of Ryan – the Cromer boxer aiming to make history". Eastern Daily Press. Archant. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Ryan Walsh eyes Norfolk family landmark with twin Liam". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ Lakey, Chris (12 December 2015). "Opponent named for Cromer boxer Ryan Walsh's first British title defence". Eastern Daily Press. Archant. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  7. ^ Lakey, Chris (27 December 2015). "Ryan Walsh remains focused after change of opponent". North Norfolk News. Archant. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  8. ^ Reynolds, Ben (25 January 2016). "Ryan Walsh impresses in first defence of British featherweight title". Sky Sports. Sky. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Matthew Marsh
English super-bantamweight champion
21 October 2011 – November 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jazza Dickens
Vacant
Title last held by
Josh Warrington
British featherweight champion
26 September 2015 – present
Incumbent