Liam Walsh's first professional loss isn't something to be overly concerned about, according to promoter Frank Warren.
After Walsh was stopped in just three rounds in his May 20 fight against Gervonta Davis, Warren said Walsh's loss was not as bad as when Amir Khan first got knocked out in 2008 against Breidis Prescott.
“It wasn’t as bad as when Amir Khan got knocked out (in 2008 by Breidis Prescott) in the first round and got done,” Warren said. “He wasn’t bashed up, was he? He just got caught and that was it."
Warren also gave credit to Davis for coming into Walsh's home country of England and have a stellar performance. Warren, confident that his fighter will bounce back from the loss, advised Walsh to take a break and reevaluate himself before getting back in the ring.
“He was disappointed the referee stopped it; he felt he stopped it prematurely, but that’s boxing," Warren said. "Liam should take a break, it’s not like he took a hiding or anything; he got caught with good shots. He’s a quality fighter, he got his tactics wrong. He was doing a lot of feinting; he should have been letting his shots go, but it didn’t happen. He’ll come again."
Coming into the fight against Davis, Walsh was 21-0 as a pro boxer and is a former British super featherweight and WBO Intercontinental lightweight champion.