Ryan Walsh wants Frank Warren to put on a mega show at Norwich’s City’s Carrow Road home
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Ryan Walsh has urged top promoter Frank Warren to showcase Norfolk's boxing talent with a huge fight night bill at Carrow Road.
Warren had considered Norwich City's home as a venue for Liam Walsh's world title fight but couldn't find a suitable date.
That meant a switch to the Copperbox Arena in London – where both twins were in action on Saturday. Ryan defended his British featherweight title, but Liam's hopes of a world title were ended in the third round by talented American Gervonta Davis.
Liam will continue to strive for a world crown, while Ryan could now be set for the sport's ultimate prize after defending his crown for the third time.
Boxing is booming in Britain and the Norfolk fight scene is as healthy as it has ever been - which makes a Carrow Road spectacular so appealing.
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Had Liam won at the weekend then the twins – plus older brother Michael, who returns to the ring next month - could have been thinking of a big show in the States.
But for Ryan, Carrow Road is top of the league.
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He said: 'Vegas would be something else – better than Vegas let's get to Carrow Road.
'As long as the timing is right – I don't want to think too far ahead but these are possibilities we have talked about. The door is open now, we just have to walk through.'
As well as the Walsh brothers, Kickstop Gym stablemates Sam Sexton, Nathan Dale, Billy Bird, Zaiphan Morris and Craig Poxton could all draw a good crowd.
'Plus Frank (Warren) is always going to bring in other fighters as well,' said Walsh. 'We could get a mega card there. We have done a couple of open air ones as well – we have done West Ham twice. I think the fans love it and I think Norwich would come out in force.'
Both twins have world title ambitions, with Liam insisting Saturday's defeat – the first of his career after 21 wins – will not derail him.
'I am far from done,' he said. 'I still believe i will be a world champion. People will probably laugh at that now, because I just got beaten in three rounds, but I am not hurt at all. Obviously inside I am hurting, but physically I am not hurting at all. I just got it wrong and I am gutted.'