Irish Boxer details odd nightly training sessions with Tony Ferguson

Callum Walsh is an undefeated professional boxer who trains with Freddie Roach at Wildcard Boxing in California. He has revealed some weird and unique workouts and training techniques he’s seen while working with Tony Ferguson, the former interim UFC lightweight champion.

Walsh, a Cork native with a lengthy amateur background, returns to the ring as part of a show streamed on UFC Fight Pass. He has worked closely with Tony Ferguson throughout his time with Wildcard Boxing.

During his stint with Wildcard Boxing, Callum Walsh was often seen practicing with Tony Ferguson.

In a heartbreaking stoppage loss at UFC 274 on Saturday, the former interim UFC gold medalist faced Michael Chandler and suffered an early second-round front kick knockout.

This marks fourth consecutive defeat for Ferguson. This comes after one-sided losses to Beneil Dariush, Charles Oliveira, and Justin Gaethje.

Walsh started boxing as an amateur at the age of 11 and went on to win several national championships and a European title. He described how Ferguson would often contact him late at night and encourage him to go on long runs and training sessions.

“I spent a lot of time training with Tony Ferguson,” Callum Walsh told the gathering media at UFC 274. “I run with Tony, I wrestle with Tony, we’ve done a lot of things together, me and Tony.” 

“It’s strange because I’ve never trained with Tony before, and I really wrestled with him the first time. It was a weird, unbelievable event.”

“When Tony and I go jogging, he throws in all these activities, like American football drills and everything,” Callum Walsh said. “And each time I went jogging with Tony, it seemed like it was in the dead of night.” 

He also added, “Tony arrives at my place at 12 a.m., and we immediately start jogging. It’s a lot of different training, but it’s excellent, and I like it. It makes things more enjoyable for me.” (Transcribed by Cageside Press)

According to Walsh, Ferguson would frequently merely be warming up while Walsh was gathering his breath after a long session. He claims they would train for up to three hours into the wee hours of the night.