Rising Irish prospect Callum Walsh is ready to add to his resume as he takes on Wesley Tucker, who fills in for Leonardo Di Stefano after he withdrew. The boxing lines are stretched wide for the unbeaten Walsh as he looks to make short work of Tucker, who has lost four of his last five bouts. Walsh will light up Boston on Thursday night.
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Walsh Will Thrill Home Fans
Nothing serves up a fight night in Boston quite like an Irish kid beating the tar out of his opponent. Walsh is more than ready to get in some action after several opponents dropped out. Tucker steps in on a week’s notice and will be a sizable underdog on the online sports betting lines.
Walsh has everything going for him here. He’s bigger by at least a weight class and he’s fighting in front of friendly fans who will cheer for everything he does. Most notably, Walsh has fought and beaten the higher-level competition. The Boxing news is partial to him because this is his fight to lose.
The question will be how impressively Walsh can dispatch Tucker. He’s gone to a decision just once in his young career, but he did drop and hurt Benjamin Whitaker and won all six rounds. A bet online on Walsh to KO Tucker may be the best option here if offered.
Tucker Can Spoil The Hype
On paper, Tucker is set to lose in this bout. He’s pegged as the “jobber” and most, if not all, boxing picks are against him. Tucker will have to overcome a lot of disadvantages here starting from having just less than a week to prepare.
On the flip side, Tucker does not need to cut much weight and can roll into this match ready to box. He’s also got nothing to lose and everything to gain if he can have a good showing against the hyped youngster. Tucker can also crack, as evidenced by his nine KO victories.
Tucker can draw this fight out and look to sap some energy from Walsh. But if he stands toe-to-toe with him, he is likely going to hit the canvas.
Walsh vs Tucker Head-to-Head
As mentioned, Walsh is the bigger boxer here. He is at least seven inches taller with a similar edge in reach. He is also 13 years younger than Tucker. Both box in the southpaw stance.
Walsh vs Tucker Fight Information
- Records: Walsh (5-0-0, 4 KOs) vs Tucker (15-4-0, 9 KOs)
- Location: Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
- Day/Time: Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Walsh vs Tucker Live Stream: Box Live
Walsh vs Tucker Prediction
Walsh should beat Tucker with little-to-no problems here. It’s hard to see how Tucker can pull off the upset here as he’s not even beaten any opponents with a winning record. The sportsbook has Walsh installed as a gigantic favorite and he could be bet as a parlay piece with another bout this Thursday.