Liam Walsh targets British super-featherweight title

Liam Walsh receives his title as brother Michael watches
Walsh fought for the first time without either of his brothers sharing the bill

Commonwealth super-featherweight champion Liam Walsh says he wants to take another step up and challenge for the British title.

The Norfolk-born 24-year-old made his first defence of his title by beating John Kays with a 10th-round stoppage on Saturday.

"I'd take a British-title shot now, but in six months' time, with two or three of the right fights, I'd have more of an advantage in terms of experience.

"I just think I need to improve certain things," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"I'd take a British-title fight at the drop of a hat. I know the lad who's got it, he's a very good fighter, but I wouldn't be out of my depth at all."

Gary Sykes currently holds the Lonsdale belt, his next defence would be his third, but he recently suffered his first defeat in the short-format Prizefighter tournament.

Walsh remains undefeated in 11 fights, eight of them by knockout.

Despite winning in Wigan with two rounds to spare, Walsh was still disappointed not to give his support more to shout about.

"Our fans were unbelievable as usual, I got the loudest roar of the night. I had over 200 fans there, half from Norfolk and the other half from Rochdale where I was born.

"I just felt that, not that I'd let them down, but I was disappointed I didn't entertain them as I'd like to," he reflected.

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