Nicholas Walters

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Nicholas Walters
Statistics
Nickname(s)Axe Man
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Reach73 in (185 cm)
NationalityJamaican
Born (1986-01-04) 4 January 1986 (age 33)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins26
Wins by KO21
Losses1
Draws1

Nicholas Walters (born 4 January 1986) is a Jamaican professional boxer. He held the WBA featherweight title from 2012 to 2015, and has challenged once for the WBO junior lightweight title in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Montego Bay, Walters attended the Roehampton Primary and Anchovy High School.[1] Walters is nicknamed "The Axe Man".[2] He is the son of former boxer Job Walters.[1] He began boxing at the age of ten and had his first professional fight at the age of 22 against Estaban Ramos of Panama.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Walters had a successful amateur career prior to turning professional, winning the 2005 and 2006 Caribbean Championships gold medal at featherweight, and falling short at the 2007 World Championships at featherweight against Bashir Hassan and in 2008 at the America´s Olympic Qualifier at featherweight against Miguel Marriaga.[3] He later went on to defeat Marriaga as a professional.

Professional career[edit]

Walters captured the WBA Fedelatin title in 2009, and successfully defended it four times.[1] He won the vacant WBA (Regular) World Featherweight title on 8 December 2012, against Colombian Daulis Prescott during the annual KO Drugs Festival in Jamaica,[4] via seventh round knockout.[4] Making good on his prediction of a knockout in either the 5th or 6th round,[5] Walters defeated Nonito Donaire on 18 October 2014, by technical knockout in the 6th round to capture the WBA World Featherweight Championship. He was promoted to Super Champion status in February 2015.[6]

He originally weighed in at 127.4 pounds for the fight against Miguel Marriaga, who weighed in at 125.2 pounds. Walters was given 2 hours to drop to at least 126 pounds, the maximum limit of the Featherweight division. Walters did not succeed, being able only to drop to 127 pounds. Thus, he was stripped of the title. Even though he defeated Marriaga, he did not win the title back, which still remains vacant.

He then moved to 130lbs, where he was held to a draw by fellow former champion, Jason Sosa. Most observers thought Walters clearly won, and the result was controversial. Walters remained inactive for a year following this fight, before taking on the great Vasyl Lomachenko. Lomachenko, who is currently ranked as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, dominated the fight. Walters quit on his stool, following round 7. As of May 2019, he has not fought, nor does he have any fights scheduled.[7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
28 fights 26 wins 1 loss
By knockout 21 1
By decision 5 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Loss 26–1–1 Ukraine Vasyl Lomachenko RTD 7 (12), 3:00 26 Nov 2016 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, US For WBO junior lightweight title
27 Draw 26–0–1 United States Jason Sosa MD 10 19 Dec 2015 United States Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, US
26 Win 26–0 Colombia Miguel Marriaga UD 12 13 Jun 2015 United States The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
25 Win 25–0 Philippines Nonito Donaire TKO 6 (12), 2:59 18 Oct 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, US Won WBA (Super) featherweight title
24 Win 24–0 Armenia Vic Darchinyan KO 5 (12), 2:22 31 May 2014 Macau Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR Retained WBA (Regular) featherweight title
23 Win 23–0 Mexico Alberto Garza TKO 4 (12), 1:57 9 Nov 2013 United States American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, US Retained WBA (Regular) featherweight title
22 Win 22–0 Colombia Daulis Prescott TKO 7 (12), 0:35 8 Dec 2012 Jamaica National Indoor Sports Complex, Kingston, Jamaica Won vacant WBA (Regular) featherweight title
21 Win 21–0 Colombia Gustavo Sandoval TKO 4 (10), 1:29 21 Jul 2012 Panama Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama
20 Win 20–0 Mexico Hector Javier Marquez UD 10 31 Mar 2012 Panama Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama
19 Win 19–0 Panama Irving Berry TKO 6 (11), 1:35 22 Oct 2011 Panama Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Argel Salinas TKO 2 (11), 2:46 16 Jun 2011 Jamaica Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title
17 Win 17–0 Nicaragua Gonzalo Munguia TKO 8 (11) 18 Dec 2010 Panama Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title
16 Win 16–0 Panama Julio Camano TKO 4 (8), 2:02 16 Oct 2010 Panama Arena Panamá Al Brown, Colón, Panama
15 Win 15–0 Panama Jose Miguel Payares RTD 5 (11) 31 Jul 2010 Panama Arena Panamá Al Brown, Colón, Panama Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title
14 Win 14–0 Colombia Alexander Alonso TKO 6 (6), 1:30 30 Apr 2010 Panama Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama
13 Win 13–0 Panama Carlos Manuel Reyes UD 11 18 Dec 2009 Haiti Karibe Convention Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Won vacant WBA Fedelatin featherweight title
12 Win 12–0 Colombia Ernesto Vasquez Batioja KO 6 (6), 2:23 8 Aug 2009 Panama Gimnasio Yuyin Luzcando, Panama City, Panama
11 Win 11–0 Panama Leovigildo Siris KO 1 (6), 1:36 28 May 2009 Panama Hotel El Panamá, Panama City, Panama
10 Win 10–0 Panama Gilberto Armuelles KO 1 (4), 1:35 28 Mar 2009 Panama Gimnasio Escolar, David, Panama
9 Win 9–0 Costa Rica Jose Fonseca KO 4 (8), 1:49 28 Feb 2009 Panama Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama
8 Win 8–0 Panama Julio Jacobo TKO 3 (4) 28 Feb 2009 Panama Gimnasio Escolar, David, Panama
7 Win 7–0 Panama Alejandro Corrales UD 6 13 Dec 2008 Panama Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama
6 Win 6–0 Panama Ovidio Mojica TKO 4 (6), 0:43 5 Dec 2008 Panama Sala de Eventos La Eskina, Panama City, Panama
5 Win 5–0 Panama Raul Miranda KO 1 (4), 1:37 22 Nov 2008 Panama Gimnasio del Club de Leones, Soná District, Panama
4 Win 4–0 Panama Javier Jimenez TKO 4 (4) 30 Oct 2008 Panama Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama
3 Win 3–0 Panama Armando Carpintero KO 1 (4), 1:51 11 Sep 2008 Panama Fantastic Casino, Panamá District, Panama
2 Win 2–0 Panama Luis Gonzalez TKO 2 (4), 1:35 19 Aug 2008 Panama Atlapa Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama
1 Win 1–0 Panama Esteban Ramos UD 4 2 Aug 2008 Panama Gimnasio Yuyin Luzcando, Panama City, Panama

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Like Father, Like Son", Jamaica Gleaner, December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012
  2. ^ "Ready to Rumble on JamRock ... Walters, Prescott square off in Wray & Nephew thriller", Jamaica Star, December 7, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012
  3. ^ http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Nicholas_Walters
  4. ^ a b "Nicholas Walters new WBA Featherweight champion", WBA, December 9, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012
  5. ^ "Walters: I’m knocking out Donaire in 5-6 rounds"
  6. ^ "WBA elevates 126lb/130lb champs to super status". Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Nicholas Walters stripped of world title after failing to make weight". Retrieved 12 June 2015.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Feider Viloria
WBA Fedelatin
featherweight champion

18 December 2009 – July 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Claudio Marrero
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Celestino Caballero
WBA featherweight champion
Regular title

8 December 2012 – 18 October 2014
Won Super title
Vacant
Title next held by
Jesús Cuellar
Preceded by
Nonito Donaire
as Undisputed champion
WBA featherweight champion
Super title

18 October 2014 – 12 June 2015
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Léo Santa Cruz