Former World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion, Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters made quiet return to the sport last year.

He was coming off a six-year layoff which began in November of 2016, when he was outboxed and stopped by Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Walters problems first began in 2015, when he blew weight for a voluntary defense against Miguel Marriaga. He was stripped of the title and quickly moved to super featherweight in the next outing, which saw a controversial draw against Jason Sosa.

He's currently riding a two-fight win streak.

Walters (28-1-1), 37-years-old, picked up a decision win last February and then came back in November to secure a stoppage victory in two.

The Jamaican fighter indicates that his next fight will take place on February 17, against unbeaten Lucas Bahdi, who is from Canada, and has a record of 15-0 with 13 knockouts.

Walters, whose record is 28-1-1, says that this is the type of challenge that he needs now.

“I had two warm-up fights to see for myself if I still have it, and I am convinced that I do. From here forward, it will only be difficult opponents, as my aim is to get into the top-10 rankings since that is the only path to a world title fight. I will be fighting at lightweight, which is 135 pounds, and I think that I will be able to make that weight comfortably," Walters told The Gleaner.

"At age 37, I have at least four good years of boxing left in me, and all that I have to do now is to listen to my trainer, work hard and see what happens. I go into 2024 confidently, and I am sure that if everything falls into place, I will become a world champion again, for myself and for Jamaica.”