Callum Walsh Takes In UFC 298 From Cageside!

Cork’s own ‘King’ Callum Walsh, sporting an impeccable 9-0 record with 7 knockouts, found himself ringside, soaking in the electric vibes at UFC 298. This spectacle unfolded at the jam-packed Honda Center in Anaheim, where Callum basked in the glow of adulation from fans and media alike, rubbing shoulders with the likes of WWE’s CM Punk and the iconic UFC voice, Bruce Buffer.

As Callum turns 23, he’s waist-deep in the grind at Wild Card Boxing Gym, fine-tuning his arsenal under the watchful eye of the legendary Freddie Roach. The buzz is building for his next showdown on March 15, a St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza, where he’ll duke it out with the formidable Kazakh, Dauren Yeleussinov, in a ten-round headline clash at Madison Square Garden, set to light up screens worldwide via UFC FIGHT PASS.

Reflecting on his UFC 298 adventure, Walsh shared, “What a night! Mixing it up with UFC enthusiasts is always a blast. Their cheers fuel my fire, amping me up for my upcoming rumble in New York. The Irish brigade is sure to come out in force, igniting a St. Paddy’s celebration to remember.”

In Walsh’s corner at UFC 298 was his promoter, Tom Loeffler of 360 Promotions, who noted, “Callum’s star power is rocketing, thanks in part to Dana White and the UFC’s global clout. We hit the UFC Fan Experience and the crowd went wild for him. Hopping on the Extra Rounds show, we got to hype up his March 15 fight, not to mention our other Hollywood Fight Nights bouts streaming on UFC Fight Pass.”

The stage is set for Walsh vs. Yeleussinov, vying for the WBC Continental Super Welterweight Title, a gem in the crown of 360 Promotions’ Hollywood Fight Nights. Fans eager for a slice of the action can snag tickets starting at $45 via MSG.com.

Last November, Walsh turned heads at the iconic Madison Square Garden, commanding the ring with a decisive victory over local hotshot Ismael Villarreal. This year’s March 15 spectacle marks Walsh’s second consecutive St. Patrick’s Day headline, following his triumph over Wesley Tucker in Boston, a bout that drew a sea of Irish supporters.

Riding high on a stellar 2023 streak with four wins and three knockouts, Walsh clinched the WBC’s Prospect of the Year title, alongside accolades as UFC FIGHT PASS’s Athlete of the Year.

Across the ring, Dauren Yeleussinov, hailing from Kazakhstan and brother to Olympic champ Daniyar, has made Brooklyn his second battleground. Fresh off a knockout victory in Almaty, Yeleussinov is known for his lightning-fast finishes, with a majority of his knockouts delivered in the opening rounds.