Walsh in 2016
|Height||5 ft 6 1⁄2 in (169 cm)|
18 May 1986 |
|Wins by KO||11|
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.
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. 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.
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. Two years later, on 26 September 2015, Walsh faced Samir Mouneimne for the now-vacant British featherweight title. The fight went the distance, with Walsh scoring a split decision to become British champion.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|25 fights||22 wins||2 losses|
|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|
- Westlake, Amy (2014). "Boxing brothers from Rochdale return to the ring". Rochdale Online. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- "Ryan Walsh delighted by brothers' big-fight influence". BBC Sport. BBC 24 October 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- "Lee Selby beats Ryan Walsh to defend British and Commonwealth featherweight titles". Sky Sports. Sky. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- Lakey, Chris (25 September 2015). "The life of Ryan – the Cromer boxer aiming to make history". Eastern Daily Press. Archant. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- "Ryan Walsh eyes Norfolk family landmark with twin Liam". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- 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.
- Lakey, Chris (27 December 2015). "Ryan Walsh remains focused after change of opponent". North Norfolk News. Archant. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- Reynolds, Ben (25 January 2016). "Ryan Walsh impresses in first defence of British featherweight title". Sky Sports. Sky. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
- Professional boxing record for Ryan Walsh from BoxRec
- Ryan Walsh profile at Frank Warren Promotions
- Ryan Walsh profile at BoxNation
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byMatthew Marsh
|English super-bantamweight champion
21 October 2011 – November 2012
Title next held byJazza Dickens
Title last held byJosh Warrington
|British featherweight champion
26 September 2015 – present