|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Born||4 January 1986|
Montego Bay, Jamaica
|Wins by KO||21|
Born in Montego Bay, Walters attended the Roehampton Primary and Anchovy High School. Walters is nicknamed "The Axe Man". He is the son of former boxer Job Walters. He began boxing at the age of ten and had his first professional fight at the age of 22 against Estaban Ramos of Panama.
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. He later went on to defeat Marriaga as a professional.
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Walters captured the WBA Fedelatin title in 2009, and successfully defended it four times. 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, via seventh round knockout. Making good on his prediction of a knockout in either the 5th or 6th round, 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.
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.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|28 fights||26 wins||1 loss|
|28||Loss||26–1–1||Vasyl Lomachenko||RTD||7 (12), 3:00||26 Nov 2016||Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, US||For WBO junior lightweight title|
|27||Draw||26–0–1||Jason Sosa||MD||10||19 Dec 2015||Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York, US|
|26||Win||26–0||Miguel Marriaga||UD||12||13 Jun 2015||The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US|
|25||Win||25–0||Nonito Donaire||TKO||6 (12), 2:59||18 Oct 2014||StubHub Center, Carson, California, US||Won WBA (Super) featherweight title|
|24||Win||24–0||Vic Darchinyan||KO||5 (12), 2:22||31 May 2014||Cotai Arena, Macau, SAR||Retained WBA (Regular) featherweight title|
|23||Win||23–0||Alberto Garza||TKO||4 (12), 1:57||9 Nov 2013||American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, US||Retained WBA (Regular) featherweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Daulis Prescott||TKO||7 (12), 0:35||8 Dec 2012||National Indoor Sports Complex, Kingston, Jamaica||Won vacant WBA (Regular) featherweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Gustavo Sandoval||TKO||4 (10), 1:29||21 Jul 2012||Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama|
|20||Win||20–0||Hector Javier Marquez||UD||10||31 Mar 2012||Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama|
|19||Win||19–0||Irving Berry||TKO||6 (11), 1:35||22 Oct 2011||Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title|
|18||Win||18–0||Argel Salinas||TKO||2 (11), 2:46||16 Jun 2011||Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Kingston, Jamaica||Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Gonzalo Munguia||TKO||8 (11)||18 Dec 2010||Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Julio Camano||TKO||4 (8), 2:02||16 Oct 2010||Arena Panamá Al Brown, Colón, Panama|
|15||Win||15–0||Jose Miguel Payares||RTD||5 (11)||31 Jul 2010||Arena Panamá Al Brown, Colón, Panama||Retained WBA Fedelatin featherweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Alexander Alonso||TKO||6 (6), 1:30||30 Apr 2010||Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama|
|13||Win||13–0||Carlos Manuel Reyes||UD||11||18 Dec 2009||Karibe Convention Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin featherweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Ernesto Vasquez Batioja||KO||6 (6), 2:23||8 Aug 2009||Gimnasio Yuyin Luzcando, Panama City, Panama|
|11||Win||11–0||Leovigildo Siris||KO||1 (6), 1:36||28 May 2009||Hotel El Panamá, Panama City, Panama|
|10||Win||10–0||Gilberto Armuelles||KO||1 (4), 1:35||28 Mar 2009||Gimnasio Escolar, David, Panama|
|9||Win||9–0||Jose Fonseca||KO||4 (8), 1:49||28 Feb 2009||Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama|
|8||Win||8–0||Julio Jacobo||TKO||3 (4)||28 Feb 2009||Gimnasio Escolar, David, Panama|
|7||Win||7–0||Alejandro Corrales||UD||6||13 Dec 2008||Hotel Meliá Panamá Canal, Colón, Panama|
|6||Win||6–0||Ovidio Mojica||TKO||4 (6), 0:43||5 Dec 2008||Sala de Eventos La Eskina, Panama City, Panama|
|5||Win||5–0||Raul Miranda||KO||1 (4), 1:37||22 Nov 2008||Gimnasio del Club de Leones, Soná District, Panama|
|4||Win||4–0||Javier Jimenez||TKO||4 (4)||30 Oct 2008||Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama|
|3||Win||3–0||Armando Carpintero||KO||1 (4), 1:51||11 Sep 2008||Fantastic Casino, Panamá District, Panama|
|2||Win||2–0||Luis Gonzalez||TKO||2 (4), 1:35||19 Aug 2008||Atlapa Convention Centre, Panama City, Panama|
|1||Win||1–0||Esteban Ramos||UD||4||2 Aug 2008||Gimnasio Yuyin Luzcando, Panama City, Panama|
- "Like Father, Like Son", Jamaica Gleaner, December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012
- "Ready to Rumble on JamRock ... Walters, Prescott square off in Wray & Nephew thriller", Jamaica Star, December 7, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012
- "Nicholas Walters new WBA Featherweight champion", WBA, December 9, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012
- "Walters: I’m knocking out Donaire in 5-6 rounds"
- "WBA elevates 126lb/130lb champs to super status". Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Nicholas Walters stripped of world title after failing to make weight". Retrieved 12 June 2015.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byFeider Viloria
| WBA Fedelatin
18 December 2009 – July 2012
Title next held byClaudio Marrero
|World boxing titles|
Title last held byCelestino Caballero
| WBA featherweight champion
8 December 2012 – 18 October 2014
Won Super title
Title next held byJesús Cuellar
as Undisputed champion
| WBA featherweight champion
18 October 2014 – 12 June 2015
Title next held byLéo Santa Cruz