Callum Walsh TKO4 Juan Jose Velasco ... Junior middleweight Callum Walsh (8-0, 7 KO’s) stopped Juan Jose Velasco (24-5, 15 KO’s) at the Commerce Casino in California over the weekend, topping the 360 Promotions show aired on UFC Fight Pass. Callum is from Cork, Ireland but is now based with Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in California. He overwhelmed Velasco, whose corner told referee Edward Hernandez that Velasco wasn’t continuing after the fourth round.
Tom Loeffler of 360 Promotions said: “Callum has got a big frame and he uses every part of that frame. He gets leverage and being a young guy, he’s able to stay at that weight and use all of that power that he has. Impressive body punching and a lot of that has to do with Freddie working on the professional style reinforcing all of the amateur experience Callum gained. Freddie is perfectly suited to lead this charge in the professional ranks. Callum also feinted a number of times and that really opened up the guard. Callum has this wide variety and caliber of punches he can throw. This was definitely his most impressive performance, but we can also see that the higher the caliber of the opposition the better performance that Callum turns in and that’s what you want to see with a young fighter, rather than levelling out when the opposition gets better.”
The plan is to bring Callum back East for his next fight, which will be in November.