Nonito Donaire Jr., who fights in Macau on Saturday, says he must go back to a hit-and-not-get-hit boxing style in order to remain in the sport at the world-class level.
Felix Verdejo has a long way to go to realize his potential but he has the look of a superstar.
Photos by Naoki Fukuda from the Theater at Madison Square Garden, where Nicholas Walters, Felix Verdejo and Sean Monaghan all notched victories on Saturday.
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.
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.
Nicholas Walters is in jeopardy of losing his WBA featherweight belt after weighing in 127.4 pounds for his scheduled title defense against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday at Madison Square Garden Theater. Walters has two hours to lose 1.4 pounds. If he can’t make the division limit of 126 pounds the WBA title will be vacated and only Marriaga, 125.2 pounds, will be eligible to win it.
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.
Featherweight contender Jesus Cuellar returns to action on Saturday against Vic Darchinyan at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The bout will be televised live on NBC Sports Network.
A bout with the flu has caused WBA featherweight titleholder Nicholas Walters to pull out of a planned March 21 doubleheader at the Theater in Madison Square Garden.
RING lightweight champion Terence Crawford and WBA featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters could fight in separate bouts at the Theater in Madison Square Garden on March 21.
On Tuesday, WBA featherweight titleholder Nicholas Walters was named “Jamaican Sportsman of the Year” at the 54th RJR Sports Foundation National Awards, according to promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing.
Former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire says he’s rejuvenated and ready for another big run at either junior featherweight or featherweight.
Jesus Cuellar, THE RING’s No. 9-rated featherweight, used body shots to break down Ruben Tamayo to a fifth-round stoppage on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The Argentine southpaw looks like a player in the deep 126-pound division.