Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Nicholas Walters Obliterates Vic Darchinyan In Five Rounds

By Jake Donovan

Nicholas Walters continues to plead his case as among the best featherweights in the world. The unbeaten knockout artist loked flawless in a three-knockdown 5th round stoppage of Vic Darchinyan in their featherweight title fight Saturday evening in Macau, China.

Because of the competitive nature of his rematch knockout loss to Nonito Donaire last fall, it was believed that Darchinyan could still make a statement in the featherweight division. A former flyweight and super flyweight champion, the 38-year old was competing in his 5th weight class and against a tough-as-nails featherweight titlist.

The difference in size and age was clear cut from the opening bell. Walters, a handful for any prime featherweight, was way too much to handle for this version of Darchinyan, historically a pressure fighter who prides himself on the knockout. Outgunned, the Australia-based Armenian had no chance here. 

Walters recognized this early and never took his foot off of the accelator. A swift uppercut deposited Darchinyan in round two, the first knockdown of the bout. Walters remained calm and collected, confident that he could end the fight any time he wanted. 

Darchinyan fought as hard as he could in rounds three and four, not necessarily winning either frame but offering a credible account of himself. 

Disaster struck in round five, as Walters went in for the proverbial kill. Damage was done to the body and upstairs, leaving Darchinyan dazed as he was willed to the canvas. The former champ was badly hurt, bouncing up immediately off of the canvas as he staggered to a neutral corner.

Walters moved in for the finish, cutting off the ring and letting his hands go as Darchinyan ate several more power shots. A final left hook left Darchinyan flat on his back, prompting referee Raul Caiz Jr. to stop the contest without issuing a count.

The official time was 2:22 of round five.

Walters cruises to 24-0 (20KO), scoring his fourth straight knockout. The win marked the second defense of his portion of the featherweight title he acquired in a 7th round knockout of Daulis Prescott in their Dec. '12 vacant title fight. 

Darchinyan falls to 39-7-1 (28KO) in what many hope to be his last ever appearance at the championship level. The 38-year old was a proven commodity in the lower weight classes, having led a brilliant career worthy of Hall-of-Fame consideration.

The bout aired live on  Top Rank's streaming site , and served in chief support to yet another featherweight title fight between defending champ Simpiwe Vetyeka and former three-division titlist Nonito Donaire.

ADDITIONAL FIGHT REPORTS FROM MACAU

Gradovich-Miskirtchian report: http://www.boxingscene.com/gradovich-survives-knockdown-outbox-miskirtchian--78421
Undercard report: http://www.boxingscene.com/vetyeka-donaire-undercard-results-tso-avalos-win--78415

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by devildg on 06-01-2014

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;14611560]They better keep donaire away from Walters... Walters looks like a beast at featherweight, and I don't think I have seen a puncher like him in the lower weights since corrales was terrorizing guys at 130 A lot…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 06-01-2014

They better keep donaire away from Walters... Walters looks like a beast at featherweight, and I don't think I have seen a puncher like him in the lower weights since corrales was terrorizing guys at 130 A lot of good…

Comment by PittyPat on 05-31-2014

I will never get tired of watching Darch get starched. :laff:

Comment by ddangerous on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=BennyST;14608391]He's 40 years old and been fighting top level guys more consistently than [I]anyone[/I] else in the sport. He's way too small, and now he's just too old. Deserving of much more praise than he currently gets. He was a…

Comment by Holywarrior on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=takingaim;14607981][img]https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/855168718.gif[/img][/QUOTE] The exact same thing happened with Donaire. WTF Vic and those windmill punches

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (38)
Top Headlines Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement