Michael, Liam and Ryan Walsh – who all box at York Hall on June 14 – have got titles in their sights. And Vinny Mitchell, who also appears on the Bethnal Green show, wants to follow in the footsteps of big brother Kevin and lift the Commonwealth and British crowns. The Walsh brothers, who all scored impressive KO victories on their debuts earlier this year, are the first trio of brothers to enter the pro game since the Krays..
And they have already caught the eye, especially with their fanatical, sombrero wearing fan base.
“It’s often the case in boxing that one brother does much better than the other,” said their promoter Frank Warren.
“But the Walshes all look as talented as each other. I’m expecting really big things from them, and the interest in their debut was phenomenal.”
Ryan Walsh added: “All we talk about in the gym is becoming world champions at the same time.
“We might be tiny in comparison, but are heroes are the heavyweight giants Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko.
“They’ve both managed to make it to the very top, but we want to go one better and bring three world titles home to our mum and dad.”
Vinny Mitchell, who appears in his fifth professional fight at York Hall, added: “Kevin has always been an inspiration to me, and watching him beat Carl Johanneson to win the British title was a very emotional moment.
“The next week I was back in the gym punching twice as hard because I’m determined to match his achievements.
“I’m gutted that I won’t be ringside for Kevin’s next fight, because he’s appearing in Atlantic City the week before I box at York Hall. But I’ll be watching on television and cheering him on.”
Kevin, who defends his WBO Intercontinental title on the undercard of Kelly Pavlik’s middleweight world title defence against Gary Lockett, said: “I’ll be rushing home from America to make sure Vinny’s final training sessions go well.
“We’ve always been close, and I know that he can match what I’m doing in the sport as well.”