Liam Walsh vs Jon Kays Live Updates
The 24-year-old Walsh was defending his Commonwealth (British Empire) super featherweight title for the first time against tought fighter Jon Kays.
The first round started out fairly slow and saw Kays put on most of the attack until Walsh woke up with a flurry with a minute left. He has the far quicker hands and showed them in his flurry.
Kays was actually doing the better work throughout the second and it appeared that Walsh was a bit caught up in the moment. Kays won the second round due to a better work rate. Nothing of note landed for either.
Walsh got into a better ryhthm in the third and landed a hard body shot early on. Both fighters were throwing at about the same rate but neither was landing anything of true note.
Walsh suffered a cut but it was ruled a headbutt. Walsh opened the fourth with a good body shot followed by a solid uppercut which were his two best punches of the fights.
Walsh was landing good to the body when he wobbled Kays with a big left hook to the head. He chased him around the ring until finally putting him down with a flurry. He had him cut under the left eye and swelling.
The fifth started out slowly as Kays looked to regain form and he did just that as Walsh really didn't push the action. The round was fairly uneventful and even saw Kays push back Walsh by the end of the round.
Kays got back into the fight in the sixth and probably won the round. Neither fighter really landed anything of note until Kays landed a right to the head and a solid body shot near the end of the round.
Walsh opened round seven with a solid right hand in the first thirty seconds. Kays did some decent work in the middle of the round and at the end of the round. You could argue he won that round as well.
Kays hurt Walsh halfway through round eight with a big right hand and pressed the advantage but couldn't put Walsh down. Kays won that round again and was in danger of taking the lead on the cards.
The fact that Kays is still fighting back let alone keeping it close is a shock to all. Nothing really happened in round nine but Walsh probably took the round by doing more.
The two mixed it up early in the 10th and Kays got the better of it but not for long. Walsh puts him down with a right hand to the body and Kays is counted out!