Davis made his mark on the world scene in January when he stopped Jose Pedraza in the seventh round of their world title contest.
The Tank is now looking forward to making his first title defence in the UK.
“I always wanted to come to the UK and fight,” said Davis. “Many of my fans are based there, so I’m just excited that they will be able to come see me fight in their own backyard.
“Liam Walsh is a tough contender, and I’m hoping he brings it. I will be well prepared for whatever he does, and believe me when I say that I will put on a great show.
“That IBF belt is very happy at home with me, and it will be staying with me for a long, long time. To all the people that have been messaging me positive things on my social media, thank you. Keep supporting me, and I’ll fight for you.”
Walsh, however, will be no walk in the park for Davis. A skilled southpaw, Walsh overcame Andrey Klimov in October to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF title.
Still undefeated in his professional career, Walsh boasts an impressive 21-0 record, which has seen him land the British, Commonwealth and WBO European belts along the way.
“This is a serious fight,” said Walsh. “He is going to bring his best on May 20th, and I’m going to bring mine. He is a very good fighter, and I’m a very good fighter. May the best man win! I 100% believe that is going to be me.
“I’ve waited a long time for this opportunity, and I’m ready to seize my moment and win a World Title. Years of hard work in the gym has got me to where I am today, and I’m not going to waste this golden opportunity. The Farmy Army will be out in full force to push me on to glory.”
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