Nicholas Walters lost his featherweight belt on the scales but he remained unbeaten by scoring a unanimous decision over Miguel Marriaga on Saturday in New York City. However, the overweight “Axe Man” failed to chop down his amateur rival the way he had so many previous opponents and didn’t entertain the fans inside Madison Square Garden’s Theater.
Full Walters-Marriaga undercard report: Felix Verdejo kept those comparisons to another Puerto Rican “Felix” alive with a thorough outclassing of Ivan Najera, whom Verdejo dropped twice in the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Nicholas Walters lost his WBA featherweight title on Friday when he couldn’t make weight, but the top-rated boxer-puncher kept his unbeaten record intact with a one-sided unanimous decision over amateur rival Miguel Marriaga on Saturday at Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. Walters won by scores of 119-108, 118-109, 117-110.
Undefeated lightweight prospect and budding Puerto Rican star Felix Verdejo dropped tough and game Ivan Najera twice en route to a near shutout 10-round decision victory on Saturday at Madison Square Garden Theater in New York. Verdejo won by scores of 100-88, 100-88, 99-89.
Nicholas Walters was stripped of his WBA featherweight title after failing to make the division limit of 126 pounds for his HBO-televised bout against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday in New York City. Walters weighed in at 127.4 and later at 127. The belt will be on the line for Marriaga, who weighed in at 125.2, but not Walters.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Felix Verdejo’s potential, Deontay WIlder’s place in the heavyweight division, Nicholas Walters-Miguel Marriaga, Jesus Cuellar and the featherweight division, Oscar De La Hoya vs. John Duddy (wha!?), mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!
Nicholas Walters will attempt to do more than defend his WBA 126-pound title against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday at Madison Square Garden’s Theater. THE RING’s No. 1-rated featherweight can avenge an amateur loss to the Colombian puncher and set up a unification showdown with WBO beltholder Vasyl Lomachenko if he wins.
Although still working toward making the 157-pound catchweight for this Saturday’s middleweight title bout against RING champion Miguel Cotto, a relaxed Daniel Geale believes he has what it takes to defy the odds.
In this special Memorial Day mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on James DeGale’s IBF 168-pound title winning effort against Andre Dirrell, what might be next for both super middleweights, the state of the 168-pound division, the Amir Khan-Chris Algieri fight, Jessie Vargas, this year’s crazy busy boxing schedule and much more. Enjoy!
Two-division titleholder Tim Bradley will face unbeaten junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas in a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout on June 27 that will be televised live on HBO from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, promoter Top Rank announced at an L.A. press conference on Monday. (Video of presser highlights and fighter interviews included.)
Goodbye, East Coast; hello, West Coast. Undefeated light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has arrived in California, where he’ll prepare for a July 25 defense against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi.
Fans from around the world react to Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of Willie Monroe Jr. and Roman Gonzalez’s two-round demolition of Edgar Sosa, and share their thoughts on what might be next for both pound-for-pound players, plus other boxing subjects and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Fans share their thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr. fight and the American underdog’s chances against the middleweight world-beater, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s HBO debut, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his most formidable possible future opponents, plus mythical matchups, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!