UFC Hall of Famer Sends Gift to Irish Boxing Sensation Callum Walsh Along With a Message Following His 9th Straight Win

Published 11/15/2023, 3:09 AM EST

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Breaking through the ropes with a knockout surprise, the UFC Hall of Famer delivered a powerhouse gift to Callum Walsh. The Irish boxing sensation took down Ismael Villarreal earlier this month, adding the ninth victim to his list. Congratulating Walsh for his recent accomplishment, Don Frye sent a special gift to the rising superstar. However, it isn’t the average congratulatory card, so get ready to uncover the unexpected in this extraordinary scoop. 

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On a separate note, Tabatha Ricci, Walsh’s girlfriend, who is a UFC fighter, suggested Walsh might soon jump rings to fight in the UFC. However, as of right now, Walsh is celebrating his latest win, after defending his WBC US silver super welterweight title. So, when Walsh received the gift from Don Frye, he quickly took to Instagram, sharing the gift and the accompanying message with his followers.

Callum Walsh writes back to Don Frye

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Turning to Instagram, Walsh revealed a signed card from Frye that had a message. Frye suggested that he was glad about not fighting in the same weight division as Walsh. It read, “I’m glad we are in different weight classes!” Walsh had the card propped over his WBC title belt, which he defended in his last fight.

However, the story doesn’t end there! In Walsh’s Instagram story, he wrote back to Don, claiming even he is glad about not fighting in the same weight class. “I’m glad we’re different weight classes too. Thank you,” Walsh wrote. With that out of the way, what are the chances of Walsh appearing in the Octagon someday?

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Tabatha Ricci thinks Walsh may fight in the Octagon

While Walsh successfully defended his title in his last fight, the same cannot be said about Ricci, who lost the recent fight against Lupita Godinez in UFC 259. However, before the fight in MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca podcast, Ricci revealed Walsh’s true intentions. According to Ricci, Walsh doesn’t like boxing.

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“He doesn’t like boxing. He only does it because he’s good,” said Ricci. She went on to reveal that Walsh’s real goal is to fight in the MMA. Ricci also added that Walsh doesn’t follow the sport of boxing, suggesting he competes in boxing because he is good at it. “He doesn’t even follow boxing that much. He does it because he’s really good at it,” said Ricci. 

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After winning his ninth boxing match, Walsh received a gift from UFC legend alongside the message. What’s more, his connection with the UFC and Ricci’s statement suggests Walsh might soon appear in the octagon. What do you think about Walsh fighting in the UFC? What did you think about Don’s gift to Walsh?

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Sudeep Sinha

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Sudeep Sinha is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. With a rich background as a content writer for various companies, Sudeep's journey as a sports writer has been driven by his unwavering fascination with boxing and its multifaceted appeal. For Sudeep, boxing represents the perfect blend of athleticism, strategy, and a profound connection to the human spirit.
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