Nicholas Walters seeks to enter into the boxing big leagues

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Nicholas Walters seeks to enter into the boxing big leagues

Donaire-Walters Press conference photos/video
Nicholas Walters seeks to enter into the boxing big leagues

When Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters made his professional debut in August 2008, in Panama, very few could see in the Jamaica born the new star that would take the the land of the reggae to the boxing world close-ups, because that night he managed to defeat the modest Panamanian fighter Esteban Ramos.

Led by Jack Deschamps, Walters was put under the renowned Panamanian trainer Celso Chavez who polished him little by little, teaching him the Panamanian boxing style, to which he adapted at a very rapid pace. Always with his face up, Walters was stringing victories, most of them by the way of knockout, to win his first regional title when he beat the undefeated Carlos Manuel Reyes from Colombia by UD and also won the opportunity of entering the WBA ratings.

This victory increased his desire to grow that he managed with discipline and perseverance until he had the opportunity to participate in the 25th KO Drugs Boxing Festival, when he faced the rated Irving Berry and finished him in six rounds. At that time the fans saw Walters as a possible contender to the world Crown until October 2012 was designated mandatory challenger of the then world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero of Panama who decided to give up the Crown before giving an opportunity to the Jamaican.

On December 8, 2012, Walters received the golden opportunity; it would be in his native Jamaica during the XXVII KO drugs Festival to fight for the vacant World Championship before the Colombian puncher Daulis Prescott and to attempt to be the first Jamaican to win a world championship in his country. That night, “The Axe Man” didn’t disappoint his people and with intelligence was able to take the best part and hit his opponent until he had to succumb in the seventh round; Walters made history and at the same time, sent a message to the boxing connoisseurs demonstrating his caste.

After the sweet victory and seeking the best options for his protégé, Jack Deschamps managed to sign with the powerful Northern Colossus Top Rank, who immediately tested him against Mexican Alberto Garza whom Walters dispatched by TKO in 4 rounds, pleasing that night attendees in Texas. Then he traveled to Macao, China to face former double world champion Vic Darchinyan, and, in that occasion, Walters promised to steal the show and so he did when he finished his opponent with a overwhelming knockout in the second defense of his championship.

Curiously, Top Rank programmed him to fight in the same two program Nonito Donaire fought, a smart move because they showed in the same night the best of the division, creating a kind of rivalry between the two members of his stable, later they would announce the mega fight between Nonito Donaire vs Nicholas Walters to take place this Saturday, October 18 at Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, USA.

Undoubtedly this will be the toughest test in the career of the reggae boy, is his door and the key to the big leagues of boxing and so Walters has prepared all machine to demonstrate that he is ready for big things “20 of the 24 have fallen before the limit, this is my time”, he is quick I am also fast and hit hard, I will seek the knockout and get what belongs to me, the top and be the new force of world boxing” said Walters.


Golovkin makes weight, Rubio heavy; Donaire and Walters both make weight



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