Liam Walsh (21-0) will battle in front of his own boxing idol this weekend. The presence of Floyd Mayweather Jr may cause nerves and some anxiety among younger fighters but the 30-year old isn’t shook.
“I don’t find Floyd Mayweather’s presence off-putting at all. Floyd’s just another man, flesh and bones, like the rest of us. I admire him as a fighter and what he achieved in boxing, but outside of the ring him being on the team doesn’t bother me whatsoever,” stated Walsh in an interview with ESPN.
Walsh is facing a highly touted prospect in Gervonta Davis (17-0) this Saturday at the Copper Box Arena in London. ‘Tank’ has sixteen knockout’s and possesses the skills to become a legitimate threat in the super featherweight division. Many believe he is on a totally different level than his upcoming foe and that he will steamroll through the Briton. Walsh has other plans.
“He’s going to be confident. He has just won a world title so he is going to be on top of the world. He has got Floyd backing him, so he is going to be super confident. But I totally disagree with his comment that he’s on a different level and I’m going to be there on May 20 to prove it wrong,” told Walsh.