Ryan Walsh: This Fight Means Everything To Me
Ryan Walsh has his eyes firmly on the prize as he prepares to finally meet Jazza Dickens in their long-awaited #GoldenContract featherweight final this evening.
Walsh (26-2-2, 12 KOs) meets WBO European featherweight champion Dickens (29-3, 11 KOs) at Production Park Studios in Wakefield tonight, live on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.
The highly-anticipated fight has been a long time coming, and Walsh isn’t thinking about anything other than his showdown with Dickens.
Walsh said: “I’ll win at all costs and perform. It has been nine months since the last fight and I’m ready to enjoy the moment. This fight means everything to me. All I’m focused on right now is Jazza Dickens.
“There are big fights out there, but I refuse to think about any of that. If I take my eye off Jazza for one second, I’ll be disrespecting myself and him. The future will be what it is, but right now it’s about the present and that’s this fight tonight.
“I’m completely ready. The only thing I was worried about this week was the COVID test because of everything that happened with Jazza last night, but now that everything is fine, I’m very pleased that this fight is here.”
Elsewhere on this evening’s bill, Ricards Bolotniks takes on Serge Michel in the #GoldenContract light-heavyweight final, Daniel Egbunike goes up against Harlem Eubank, Adam Azim makes his professional debut against Ed Harrison, James McGivern faces Jordan Ellison, and Fearghus Quinn meets Scott James.