Kenya’s Gicharu faces Walsh in international Masters bout

By francis marangu
Mar 21, 2013

Kenyan professional boxer John Gicharu will take on Michael Walsh in an International Masters super bantamweight title during the homecoming fight nights at the Epic Studios in Magdalen Street, United Kingdom on Friday night.

The bout which was originally slated for Norfolk Showground was shifted by organizers Shamrock Promotions cited as being occasioned by a date clash.

Walsh will be defending the title he won in November last year after beating George Gachechiladze while Gicharu will be aiming at winning his major title this year making it a tough fight.

The 32 years old Kenyan has won 15 bouts to including seven knockouts, lost nine.

Walsh Is Unbeaten

Walsh enjoys a better record having won nine knockout bouts, lost and drawn none.

He goes to the Friday fight enjoying a 100% record from 22 rounds as compared to Gicharu’s 28% from 110 rounds of play.

Gicharu will be called upon to display his experience and extend his record to sixteen wins but there will be no reason to undermine his young and well-established opponent.

The British born boxer has already set the mood for the fight saying he is always ready to face any opponent.

“I will beat anyone my promoter puts in front of me and Gicharu will go the same way as the rest of them,” he was quoted by Norwich newspaper eveningnews24.

Former Commonwealth heavyweight champion Sam Sexton will face off with Attila Palko from Hungary in the other bout of the category.

In welterweight, one fight is on cards with Nathan Dale lined up to fight Scott Moises.