Cromer boxer Michael Walsh ready for return to the ring
Unbeaten Cromer boxer Michael Walsh is planning a sensational return to the ring.
The 30-year-old – the senior member of the successful Walsh boxing family – has not boxed for almost two years, but looks set to step inside the squared circle next month.
Walsh has a stunning 10 out of 10 record as a pro – with all his fights ending within the distance.
And while he was happy to take a back seat as younger brother Liam marched to the British lightweight title and his twin Ryan earned himself a British featherweight shot, it seems the bug has bitten him again.
Liam and Ryan are already halfway to a unique place in history as the only twins to hold British titles at the same time – should Michael join the championship winning it would represent a remarkable family achievement.
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'Michael has been training alongside his brothers and working extremely hard,' said trainer Graham Everett. 'He is in immaculate shape and has been focussing on getting himself back mentally and physically.
'He feels he owes it to himself and everyone else around him to give it one more crack. He never really had the opportunity for a big fight and he was desperately unlucky that a shoulder injury kept him out of action for a long time.
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'Liam winning the British title and Ryan due to get his shot leaves Michael as the missing link in the chain.
'It would be a real, real pity if Michael left boxing without a British title – and I have always felt he was capable of winning one. His record speaks for itself – he is one of the most exciting boxers around, a great entertainer.'
Walsh is likely to need a couple of fights to clear away the ring rust before he can be considered for a title shot.
'We are in negotiations to try and get something sorted perhaps for early March,' added Everett.