Something has to give and something will as two champions are slated to meet to settle a question of superiority once and for all. Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters will face Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire at the StubHub Center at Carson, California, USA on Saturday, October 18 for the WBA Super World Featherweight Title. Walters opened as a -135 favorite with the Boxing odds while Donaire was a +105 dog.
Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters stands at five feet seven inches tall with an orthodox stance. Walters is a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica where he still resides. Walters has a career record of 24 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws with 20 out of his 24 career wins coming by knockout. Walters is the top ranked featherweight in Jamaica and is ranked number six in the world. Walters is coming off a knockout win over Vic Darchinyan in the fifth round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on May 31, 2014 at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao SAR China for the WBA World Featherweight Title. It was Walters’ second consecutive title defense win as he won the WBA World Featherweight Title in a technical knockout win over Daulis Prescott on December 8, 2012.
Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire stands at five feet five and one half inches tall with an orthodox stance. Donaire is a native of the Philippines and now resides in San Leandro California, USA. Donaire has a career record of 33 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws. A total of 21 out Donaire’s 33 career wins have come by knockout as Donaire has never suffered a knockout loss. Donaire is the top ranked featherweight in the world. Donaire is coming off a TD win over Simpiwe Vetyeka in the fifth round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on May 31 at the Cotai Rena in Macao for the WBA Super World Featherweight Title. It was a crowning comeback achievement for Donaire as he lost the WBO and WBA bantamweight title two bouts prior to Guillermo Rigondeaux.
We will call for Donaire to score the win in this highly anticipated bout!