The Fastest Rising Star in Boxing, ‘King’ Callum Walsh, hailing from Cork, Ireland, is gearing up to make the first defense of his WBC US Silver Super Welterweight Title. This will take place against ‘El Pitbull’ Juan Jose Velasco of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in a scheduled ten-round main event on Saturday, August 26 at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The global audience will be able to witness this showdown as it’s broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions is presenting this fight as part of their renowned Hollywood Fight Nights events. For those eager to catch the action live, remaining tickets are still available, with prices ranging from $60 to $200. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of the action at the Commerce Casino, dubbed ‘The World’s Largest Card Room and Site of the LA Poker Classic.’
However, the fight did not remain without its share of drama. Walsh’s original opponent, Livan Navarro, sustained a training injury, necessitating his withdrawal. Stepping in to replace him is Velasco, a boxer with vast experience against several world champions and top contenders.
The Argentinian contender is fresh off a hotly contested split decision loss in Romania. Now, he sets his sights on Walsh, intending to make a triumphant return to the win column.
Promoter Tom Loeffler was candid about the upcoming match. He emphasized that Velasco’s presence would present a “very tough challenge” for Walsh, and further teased more exciting fights to be announced for this excellent card.
Those in the know are aware that tickets for this event are moving swiftly. Loeffler urges fans to purchase their tickets in advance to guarantee entry on fight night. It’s shaping up to be a night that fans won’t want to miss.
Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, who trains the young southpaw at the prestigious Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood. Under Roach’s guidance, Walsh had a commanding win on June 9, 2023, earning his title with a fourth-round stoppage against world title challenger Carson Jones.