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Liam Walsh opponent TWICE fails to make weight

Gervonta Davis took three attempts to make the weight. Credit: PA

Reigning IBF super-featherweight Gervonta Davis needed THREE attempts to make the required weight ahead of his world title defence against Norfolk's Liam Walsh.

The 22-year-old American twice weighed in 2oz over the 130lb limit before eventually hitting the target at the third attempt.

It meant it was a nervous afternoon for the protégé of legendary fighter Floyd Mayweather who could have lost his belt had he not made the weight.

There was no such drama for Walsh who weighed in bang on 130lbs.


Norfolk's Walsh to fight Gervonta Davis for world title

Walsh (left) and Davis (right) will fight later this year. Credit: PA

Norfolk boxer Liam Walsh will fight emerging American star Gervonta Davis for the IBF super-featherweight world title later this year, promoter Frank Warren has confirmed.

Details of when and where the bout will take place will be revealed at a press conference in London tomorrow, where legendary fighter and Davis' promoter Floyd Mayweather Jnr will be present.

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22-year-old Davis has won all of his 17 professional fights so far and claimed the IBF belt in January when he stopped Puerto Rico's José Pedraza.

Walsh, who lives in Cromer, also boasts an unbeaten record and defeated Russian Andrey Klimov in his last bout.

Norfolk boxer Walsh sets up world title shot

Liam Walsh will now fight for a world title. Credit: PA

Norfolk boxer Liam Walsh has earned himself a world title shot after winning the final eliminator on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old from Cromer outclassed Russian Andrey Klimov in Harrow to win on points and maintain his unbeaten record.

The victory means Walsh will now fight defending champion José Pedraza for the IBF world super-featherweight belt.

A venue for the bout hasn't been decided yet, although Walsh made it clear after Saturday's fight he would like to take on Pedraza in Norwich if possible.

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