Callum Walsh vs. Dauren Yeleussinov Headlines St.
Patrick’s Day Weekend Show March 15
The Fastest Rising Star in Boxing, Undefeated Super
Welterweight, ‘King’ Callum Walsh, (9-0, 7 KOs), of Cork,
Ireland will battle on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Friday,
March 15 against hard-hitting Kazak veteran Dauren
Yeleussinov, (11-3-1, 10 KOs) in the ten-round main event at
The Theater at Madison Square Garden and broadcast live
globally on UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s leading digital
subscription service for combat sports.
Walsh vs. Yeleussinov is promoted by Tom Loeffler’s 360
Promotions as part of their nationally acclaimed Hollywood
Fight Nights series.
“Following Callum’s impressive performance before an
energetic crowd on November 9 in his debut at Madison Square
Garden, we started making plans for him to headline again on
a truly special New York City Irish weekend,” said Tom
Loeffler, President of 360 Promotions. “Dauren Yeleussinov
presents another tough test for Callum in the main event and
we look forward to announcing an action-packed undercard
featuring some of the top New York City based fighters.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Callum Walsh back to The Theater
at Madison Square Garden for another exciting night of
boxing at ‘The Mecca’,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice
president, Marquee Events & Operations, MSG Entertainment.
“Callum follows in the footsteps of some of Ireland’s
biggest stars – John Duddy, Andy Lee, Matthew Macklin and
Michael Conlan with fighting at Madison Square Garden on St.
Patrick’s Day weekend and we expect to welcome back the
loyal Irish fans.”
Headlining at The Mecca of Boxing on Thursday, November 9,
2023, Walsh made a strong impression on the raucous boxing
crowd in the famed venue with a dominant ten-round decision
over top local prospect Ismael Villarreal, (13-1).
The March 15 event at Madison Square Garden will be the
second straight year Walsh has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day
with a headlining fight, previously defeating Wesley Tucker
on March 16, 2023 at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA in
front of a huge contingent of Irish boxing fans.
Following a sensational 2023 with four victories, three by
knockout, Walsh was named the Prospect of the Year by the
World Boxing Council (WBC) in addition to being honored as
the UFC FIGHT PASS Athlete of the Year.
A native of Kayindy, Kazakhstan and brother of 2016 Olympic
Gold Medalist Daniyar Yelussinov, Dauren considers Brooklyn,
New York his second home. Fighting in Almaty, Kazakhstan on
March 21, 2023, the southpaw Yelussinov knocked out Bakhrom
Payazov in the second round. Seven of his ten knockouts have
come in the first two rounds.