Robert Garcia: Nicholas Walters Didn't Try at All To Win

By Ryan Burton

Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV World class trainer Robert Garcia was on hand to watch WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1) seven round demolition of Nicholas Walters (26-1-1).

Walters was supposed to be the biggest test of Lomachenko's career but was unable to get anything going. Lomachenko picked the Jamaican apart in the seventh round and Garcia said that he knew Walters didn't want to fight anymore as he walked to his corner.

"He is looking for a way out. Look at how he is looking around. He's going to quit," Garcia stated.


Lomachenko lives and trains out of Oxnard, Calif. where Garcia has one of his RGBA gyms. The Ukrainian is trained by his father but Garcia is very familiar with the progression the two-time Olympic gold medalist has made in the pro ranks.

Garcia expected Lomachenko to notch another victory but thought that Walters would at least put up a fight.

"I'm surprised. I thought he would at least try. I thought Lomachenko would win but Walters is known for being a tough power puncher. He didn't try at all," Garcia told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 11-28-2016

[QUOTE=Piper the Great;17236832]I saw the look in his eyes before the fight and he wasn't there at all.[/QUOTE] He was just there for the check.

Comment by King_ on 11-28-2016

I definitely think he "tried" to win, I mean, he would of been a champion. I just think that he got completely discouraged and demoralized after he realized he can't land the shot he wants. And at the point where…

Comment by Jayallday9 on 11-28-2016

I must say I'm a big conspiracy theorist to begin with but, Walters had that same sad confused look that Angulo had on his face before he "fought" Alverez.... for the record I don't think anyone can beat Vasyl right…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 11-28-2016

I don't agree that he didn't try. He just faded very quickly and got disheartened just as fast.

Comment by Lords on 11-28-2016

He hasn't fought in a year, he just showed for a check.

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