Jamaican Nicholas Walters received his World Boxing Association featherweight super championship belt that he will defend at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States.
Walters, accompanied by his representative Patrick Buteau, received the belt from the hands of the WBA representatives Gustavo Padilla and Julio Thyme during a private ceremony held at the headquarters of the universal entity in Panama.
The champion will travel on Monday to the United States where he will defend his defeated record and his belt against the experienced Colombian fighter Miguel Marriaga. “We have worked much in different areas, technique, speed in feet and hands,” said Walters who hopes to give a great show fans again.
This will be Walters first fight in 2015, after he defeated Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan last year, both the in his route to his dream. He has 21 KO in 25 victories and will be his fourth defense of the title he conquered in Jamaica, in December 2012 to Daulis Prescott.
The challenger is also unbeaten after 22 fights, 19 of them completed before the limit.