The Fastest Rising Star in Boxing, ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (6-0, 5 KOs), of Cork, Ireland faces perennial contender Carson Jones, (43-15-3, 31 KOs), of Oklahoma City, OK on the next edition of the acclaimed ‘Hollywood Fight Nights’ series, ‘The Most Entertaining Boxing Show in the United States,’ set for Friday, June 9, 2023 at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, CA and broadcast globally on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Walsh vs. Jones, the ten-round super welterweight main event is presented by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions. Tickets priced at $200, $150, $100, $80 and $60, Will Go On-Sale This Week and can be purchased online at www.360Promotions.us.The Commerce Casino, ‘The World’s Largest Card Room and Site of the LA Poker Classic’, is located at 6131 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040. Doors will open on the night of the event at 5:30 p.m. For more information and directions visit their website.
Said Tom Loeffler, “Callum continues to show in each fight that he has both the capability of becoming not only a world champion but also one of the biggest stars in the sport. Carson Jones is a very tough test for Callum and we look forward to a tremendous main event along with a sensational undercard which we will be announcing shortly.”
“Our first event at the Commerce Casino sold-out and I strongly encourage fans to purchase their tickets early for this outstanding event on the Los Angeles sports calendar.”
“Boston was a tremendous experience but now it’s time to prepare for another great performance in my second home, Los Angeles, California,” stated Callum Walsh. “I know how tough of a fighter Carson Jones is and Freddie and I have already started our preparations at Wild Card.”
“I feel really good about this fight and I’m definitely coming for the upset,” exclaimed Carson Jones. “I believe my experience will be the deciding factor. I need to make it a rough and tough dog fight and then I’ll be too much for him. Fans can absolutely expect to see an exciting fight on June 9.”
The main event celebrates the triumphant return of Walsh, trained by Hall of Boxer Freddie Roach. Fighting in front of a huge, loud and passionate Boston Irish boxing crowd on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day, the 22-year-old southpaw knocked out Wesley Tucker in the second round at the Agganis Arena. A staple of UFC FIGHT PASS which broadcasts his fights internationally, Walsh has become a can’t miss attraction for combat sports fans since turning professional in December 2021.
Riding a three-fight winning streak, the upset minded Jones hits the ring against Walsh following a dominant victory over Dedrick Bell on March 18, 2023. Among the world champions and top contenders the heavy-handed Oklahoma native has faced include Kell Brook (twice), Antonio Margarito, Steven Butler, Jesus Soto Karass and Ricardo Williams Jr.
More information on this sensational night of professional boxing will be announced shortly.
Whirlwind International Week For ‘King’ Callum Walsh
Fast-Rising Irish Boxing Star, ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (6-0, 5 KOs), had a whirlwind international week surrounding his most recent dominant performance, a second-round knockout of Wesley Tucker on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day, March 16 from the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA and broadcast live internationally by UFC FIGHT PASS, the highest rated boxing event on the premium streaming service.
The victory, promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions, was Walsh’s sixth appearance on UFC FIGHT PASS and Boston’s biggest boxing event in many years.
Said Loeffler, “Callum’s popularity is ascending quickly. The huge attendance in Boston and the record-setting viewership on UFC FIGHT PASS validates his ability to draw immense interest for his fights. He’s clearly bringing UFC fight fans back to boxing.”
“Everywhere we go, whether its UFC events in Las Vegas, Phoenix or London; in addition to his fight nights and media events, Callum is swarmed by fans for photographs. We have very big plans for him not only this year but in the coming years.”
The 22-year-old Walsh’s week in Boston kicked off Monday with a visit to the iconic Fenway Park where he was presented with a personalized jersey by members of the Red Sox front office. While visiting the famed Green Monster in left field, Walsh declared ‘Boston fight fans will see Ireland’s Green Monster on Thursday night’.
Walsh spent Monday evening with his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach hosting a boxing clinic for the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester in addition to holding a media workout at the famed Peter Welch’s Gym in South Boston.
On Tuesday, Walsh hosted the Fight Week Press Conference at the renowned West Side Johnnie’s Sports Memorabilia Bar attended by a huge contingent of Boston media.
Following the weigh-in on Wednesday, Walsh and UFC President Dana White returned to Peter Welch’s Gym to host a Boxing Punch Machine contest for the hundreds packed into the gym. Known for his knockout power, no one was able to beat Walsh’s high score which earned him a cash bonus of $5,000.
Among the sports celebrities in attendance for Walsh’s first fight in front of the Boston boxing fans were UFC President Dana White, UFC Legend Georges St. Pierre, Las Vegas Raiders All-Pro Defensive End Maxx Crosby, New England Boxing Legend Micky Ward, Two-Time Super Bowl Champion (New England Patriots) Tully Banta-Cain, Two-Time Heavyweight World Title Challenger Gerry Cooney, Former Heavyweight Contender Kevin McBride, Former Welterweight Contender Dicky Eklund and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra.
On St. Patrick’s Day, Friday March 17, Walsh and Tom Loeffler traveled to London, England for UFC 286 at the sold-out O2 Arena. Walsh was widely recognized by UFC fight fans in a venue he hopes to headline in the future.
Prior to the start of UFC 286 on Saturday, Walsh was a special guest at the UFC 286 Fan Experience where he once again registered the high score on the Boxing Punching Machine.
Walsh is scheduled to return to the ring and UFC FIGHT PASS in June.