Walsh retains title over James
- Updated: April 30, 2016
British and Commonwealth super-featherweight champ¬†Liam Walsh successfully defended his titles with an eighth-round stoppage win over Troy James on Saturday night.
Walsh, looked to shake off any ring rust after being out with a hand injury but he looked confident and got off to an early jump on the scorecards, aided by a questionable knockdown in the third round. ¬†James responded well and began to pick up the pace, but it was Walsh who continued landing the more effective blows.
In the sixth round, Walsh connected with a body shot that nearly sent James down, but in the eighth, Walsh jumped all over James, forcing his corner to throw in the towel at 1:22 of the round.
Earlier in the night, Liam’s brother Ryan retained his own British featherweight title with a fifth round stoppage win over James Tennyson.