Tonight on HBO, we’ll be treated to a doozy of a fight, as Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his WBO junior lightweight title against Nicholas Walters. Both men can throw punches in bunches, and we should see a fast-paced, high-action matchup.
Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) hasn’t been a professional fighter very long, but that’s because he had one of the most decorated amateur careers of all-time. He was an absurd 396-1 in the amateurs, and he won Olympic gold medals for Ukraine in 2008 and 2012. On June 21, 2014, Lomachenko beat Gary Russell Jr. by a majority decision to win the WBO featherweight title in just his third career professional fight, tying the record for the fewest bouts needed to win a title.
After three successful title defenses, Lomachenko moved up in weight and knocked out Román Martínez in the fifth round of their June 11, 2016 bout to win the WBO junior lightweight title. Lomachenko set a record by needing just seven pro fights to win titles in two different weight classes.
Looking to take Lomachenko’s title in his first defense will be Nicholas “Axe Man’ Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs). The Jamaican boxer won the WBA (Regular) featherweight title by knocking out Daulis Prescott in the 7th round of their December 8, 2012 bout. In his most notable fight to date, Walters became the WBA (Super) featherweight champion after knocking out Nonito Donaire in the 6th round of their October 18, 2014 bout.
Walters would lose his title on the scales in his very next fight, as he didn’t make weight before his unanimous decision win over Miguel Marriaga on June 13, 2015. Walters’ only blemish on his record came in his most recent fight, but boxing pundits believe that he got absolutely hosed. On December 19, 2015, Walters moved up to junior lightweight for the first time and was given a majority draw in a bout against Jason Sosa that virtually everyone thought he won.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s break down all the different ways you can watch Lomachenko and Walters duke it out.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Tale Of The Tape
Age: Lomachenko (28), Walters (30)
Height: Lomachenko (5’7″), Walters (5’7″)
Reach: Lomachenko (65 in), Walters (73 in)
Weight: Lomachenko (130 lbs), Walters (129.5 lbs)
Stance: Lomachenko (Southpaw), Walters (Orthodox)
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time: 10:35 p.m. ET/PT
Location: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
TV Channel: HBO
Odds: Lomachenko (-650), Walters (+450)
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