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Gervonta Davis-Liam Walsh - Mayweather, Warren To Host Presser

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren has confirmed Liam Walsh will challenge for Gervonta Davis' IBF World Super-Featherweight Title.

Walsh outclassed Andrey Klimov back in October to confirm his mandatory status as the number one contender whilst Davis dethroned Jose Pedraza to win his first World Title earlier this year to set up the mouth watering clash.

Fighting under 'The Money Team' banner, the 17-0 'Tank' has racked up 16 KO's to quickly become one of the hottest prospects in World boxing at just 22 years of age.

Cromer's Walsh has also yet to put a foot wrong, winning the British, Commonwealth and WBO European along his 21-0 journey to date.

The battle of the unbeaten southpaws will be confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday. Warren will be joined at the conference by Floyd Mayweather Jr and CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe.

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IN OTHER NEWS: On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Greg Cohen Promotions will proudly present SUPER BRAWL® III, a night of world-class professional boxing at the Skylands Event & Conference Center (ECC) in Randolph, New Jersey.
 
Presented in association with David Schuster's Winner Take All Productions, Rising Promotions and GH3 Promotions, SUPER BRAWL® III will feature power-punching super-welterweight action hero Skender Halili (13-1, 13 KOs) of The Bronx, New York, taking on the Dominican Republic's tough veteran Jonathan Batista (16-10, 9 KOs) in the eight-round main event.
 
Tickets for SUPER BRAWL® III are priced at Golden Ringside $150, Ringside $100 and General Admission $50 and can be purchased by calling the GCP office: 212.851.6425 or online at gcpboxing.com .
 
"Training is going great," said Halili. "I'm feeling sharp. I've haven't taken any breaks since my last fight. After every fight, I take two days off and I'm back in the gym."
 
Halili, who recently won THE RING Magazine's "Round of the Year 2016" for the second round of his super welterweight war against Jason Thompson last May 27, says he's ready for his first career main event, against Batista.
 
"It feels good to be fighting in the main event. I'm prepared to go in and take care of business. I've got a full house coming, including my Albanian fans. There should be a couple hundred of them there. They yell and scream and go crazy at my fights. I love it."
 
With every fight, 26-year-old Halili is building a reputation as one of boxing's most exciting new fighters, a reputation he says he doesn't chase deliberately. "It's just natural," he explained. "You can't try to be an exciting fighter. That's not it. I'm a power puncher and if I feel like I'm losing, I go off and do something crazy and things seem to fall into place; like they were meant to happen."
 
Halili says he's aware that Batista has a reputation of his own.
 
"I know he's a very dirty fighter. Every fight I watch of him, he's low blowing somebody four or five times a fight. But boxing is a rough sport and I can learn a lot from him before I get him out of there. I'm prepared to go the distance, but I think I can knock him out. I just have to stay focused and not let him get in my head. If he hits me low I can't lose my focus. That's what he wants."
 
After about 30 amateur fights with mixed success, Halili says he decided to listen to the people telling him his style was more for the pros... a decision he's now glad he made.
 
"Soon as I turned pro, I started doing better. People were telling me I'd make a great pro because I set up my opponents. At first, I turned pro just to give it a try But then when I started doing good, my confidence skyrocketed and I began to believe I can really do this."
 
Also featured at SUPER BRAWL® III will be Halili's promising brother, super welterweight Enver Halili (8-0, 2 KOs), in a six-round appearance, as well as the long-awaited professional debut of Hasim Rahman Jr., son of former undisputed and two-time Heavyweight World Champion Hasim Rahman Sr., in a four-round heavyweight bout.
 
On the exciting undercard will be Baltimore welterweight Malik Hawkins (10-0, 7 KOs) and Baltimore super featherweight Glenn Dezurn (8-0, 6 KOs) in separate bouts. All un-named opponents are TBA.
 
SUPER BRAWL® III will be broadcast, tape-delayed, on Sportsnet New York (SNY). On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the action starts at 7:00 pm. The Skylands ECC is located at 792 Route 10 West in Randolph, NJ. Phone: 973.328.8600.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigStomps on 03-07-2017

[QUOTE=Nusky;17482698]You're a cornball....[/QUOTE] You can suck on my balls too if your feeling left out,...

Comment by Nusky on 03-07-2017

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Comment by Jim Tom on 03-07-2017

All Walsh has to do is not get knocked out and he will get the home cooked meal. As we speak the scorecards have already been filled, 117-111, 116-112,115-113 for Walsh. It doesn't matter how many times Walsh gets knocked…

Comment by rorschach51 on 03-07-2017

Very good fight for the first defense of his title, looking forward to watching Davis stop the #1 contender to his title on foreign soil...!!! :wank:

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 03-07-2017

Walsh is a good fighter but Tank is an absolute animal! Speed, power, counters, jabs, bodywork, head movement when he needs to, and feints!

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