Will Lomachenko Be Too Hi-Tech For Walters?
Enter a ferociously hard-hitting undefeated boxer named Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters. His credentials are not too shabby, and the KO artist from Jamaica shouldn’t be overlooked. The undefeated chopping machine was literally robbed of a victory over Jason Sosa last December. For some bizarre reason, the judges in Verona, New York scored the ten-round bout a draw. Most ringside observers had Walters winning eight rounds to two, or even nine to one. In 2014, “Axe Man” stopped former pound-for-pound elite, Nonito Donaire, in devastating fashion. Prior to that, he tallied impressive knockouts over Vic Darchinyan, Alberto Garza, and had previously stopped Daulis Prescott to win the 126-pound title.
The initial plan by Top Rank was to make Lomachenko vs. Walters for a featherweight unification bout in 2015. However, Walters failed to make weight in his June defense last year, so those plans were scrapped. This will be “Axe Man’s” first fight in 2016, so he runs the risk of suffering from ring rust. Lomachenko, also known as “Hi-Tech,” scored a spectacular knockout over Roman “Rocky” Martinez five months ago, and appears to be primed and ready for PPV battles at 135 pounds and above. But other fighters have mistakenly looked past Walters and paid dearly for their blunders. “Axe Man” has a unique style of cutting down his opponents. He sits down on his punches while refraining from getting wild. Walters likes to throw with power, and doesn’t hesitate to inform the masses that he goes for knockouts. If one cannot imagine the intensity level rising from last week’s clash at T Mobile Arena, all they have to do is tune in this Saturday. HBO will broadcast the bout live at 10:35 pm EST/7:35 pm PST, after re-airing Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward. The beautiful Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be the host venue for this mouth-watering showdown.