News | May 21 2017

Frank Warren: Liam Walsh’s loss wasn’t as bad as Amir Khan’s first round KO

Frank Warren backs Liam Walsh to bounce back from Gervonta Davis defeat
Liam Walsh
Gervonta Davis in action with Liam Walsh  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

PROMOTER Frank Warren has vowed Liam Walsh will recover from the first defeat of his career after he was stopped in three rounds by IBF super-featherweight champion Gervonta Davis.

The 31-year-old had little answer to the consistent speed and accuracy demonstrated by Floyd Mayweather’s protege and was knocked down in the third round by a hurtful left hand.

He returned to his feet after a count of nine but remained unsteady and unable to defend himself amid Davis’ next assault, forcing referee Michael Alexander to end the fight despite his protests.