Callum Walsh faces Livan Navarro on August 26 at Commerce Casino
Unbeaten Callum Walsh continues to stay busy while building his brand as a solid junior middleweight.
Walsh will face once-beaten Livan Navarro on August 26, promoter Tom Loeffler announced late Thursday. The 10-round bout will take place at the Commerce Casino and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
“Callum continues to be one of the most talked about fighters in international boxing,” said Loeffler. “His fights garner the highest historical ratings for boxing on UFC Fight Pass with his exciting victories being broadcast all over the world. Dana White and his team at UFC are the perfect partners for the escalation of Callum’s career.
“Livan Navarro has everything to gain against Callum and presents another tough challenge that he faces early in his career.”
Walsh (7-0, 6 knockouts), who is originally from Cork, Ireland and now lives and trains in Hollywood, California, notched his biggest win to date, thus far, of his young career in his last bout, knocking out former contender Carson Jones in the fourth round. Walsh dropped Jones once in the previous round.
The win over Jones took place less than three months after Walsh dropped Wesley Tucker multiple times before stopping him in the second round.
The 22-year-old has remained very busy since making his pro debut in December 2021. His clash against Navarro will be his fourth fight in less than a 10-month span.
Walsh, an amateur standout, is currently trained by Freddie Roach.
Navarro (13-1, 7 KOs), who is originally from Havana, Cuba and now resides in Miami, Florida, last fought on October 21, defeating journeyman Antonio Sanchez by unanimous decision. He has won his last two fights since a knockout loss to Justin DeLoach in August 2020.
The 23-year-old has notable victories over Breidis Prescott and once-beaten Armando Alvarez.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached at [email protected]