Liam Walsh will defend his WBO European Lightweight title against former two-time WBO Champion Scott Harrison on Saturday 20th April at Wembley Arena.
The fight will features as chief support on Frank Warren’s promotion headlined by Nathan Cleverly’s WBO Light-Heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi, plus the return of heavyweight Dereck Chisora.
Walsh, who also holds the Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title, is unbeaten in 13 fights and won the WBO European Lightweight crown last July at West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground on the David Haye-Dereck Chisora undercard, halting Italian Domenico Urbano - who had never been stopped before - inside eight rounds.
The 26-year-old from Cromer is looking forward to facing the first big test of his career. Walsh said, “I’ve got a lot of respect for Scott. I remember watching his fights years ago against Manuel Medina, shouting at the TV and cheering him on. So it seems a little surreal that I’m now gonna to be fighting him. On the other hand, that was years ago and this is a crucial fight for me to win on the way to a world title. I don’t believe he is the same fighter he once was. I’m certainly not overawed by him, I’m young, fresh, and very ambitious, but that makes the fight more appealing. Its a good clash of styles. I’m very excited about this fight. It has all the ingredients to be a classic, last time I said this was against Paul Appleby, so if I’m right the fans are in for a treat.”