Walsh’s brother leads glowing Twitter praise

Liam Walsh's brother Ryan led the glowing praise to Sykes and his team.
Liam Walsh's brother Ryan led the glowing praise to Sykes and his team.

Liam Walsh’s brother, Ryan, led the glowing praise for Gary Sykes’ gritty display.

@Walsh7Ryan tweeted to trainer Julian McGowan (@centralboxing): “Watched the fight bk great #honest corner work as per I liked you lads before the fight now I #respect you’s take care.”

Many other comments were posted on the social networking site and we’ve picked out a selection of the best.

Head of sport at the Eastern Daily Press, in Norfolk, Chris Lakey, @EDPchrislakey added: “Lots of respect between Liam Walsh and @GarySykesBoxer - good to see it in sport.”

Asif Iftikhar @Shifty_Ifty tweeted: “@GarySykesBoxer well done for last night. Warrior like performance. You’ll be back soon mate. #peoples champ”

David Lawlor @Test_Victim_No1: “@GarySykesBoxer massive respect. Don’t know how you went distance after that 1st round. Massive heart. Enjoy time off then back in that gym .”

Luqman Liaqat @LUQY _1992: “@GarySykesBoxer Excellent performance after going down in opening round man, made whole of Dewsbury #proud last night”

Tim Atherton @Timjohn26 : “@GarySykesBoxer brave mate. Quality fighters and great sportsmanship shown. Thanks for the entertainment”

Keith Smith @marleycityofgod posted: “@GarySykesBoxer you hardly see any fighters get dropped like that in the first round and go on to see the 12th and final round, RESPECT.”