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Vasyl Lomachenko, Nicholas Walters Make Weight For Title Fight

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters both made weight Friday afternoon for their 130-pound title fight Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan.

Ukraine’s Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) weighed in at 130 pounds for his first defense of the WBO world super featherweight title he won from Rocky Martinez five months ago in New York. Jamaica’s Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) weighed in at 129½ pounds, the same amount he weighed before his last fight, a majority draw with Jason Sosa 11 months ago in Verona, N.Y.

The 28-year-old Lomachenko will earn $1 million, according to contracts filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The 30-year-old Walters will earn $300,000, according to his NSAC-approved contract.

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HBO will televise the Lomachenko-Walters bout as the main event of “World Championship Boxing” doubleheader from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan.

The telecast is set to start at 10:35 p.m. ET with a replay of the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title fight. Ward (31-0, 15 KOs), of Hayward, California, dealt the hard-hitting Kovalev his first professional defeat Saturday night in an HBO Pay-Per-View main event at T-Mobile Arena.

Ward won by the same score, 114-113, on all three scorecards in a very competitive, physical fight in which Ward overcame a second-round knockdown to remain unbeaten. The decision caused considerable controversy, but Ward owes Russia’s Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) an immediate rematch in accordance with contracts they signed last year.

Lomachenko-Walters will headline a five-fight card at The Chelsea. Below are the results Friday from the non-televised portion of the four-fight undercard, which can be viewed at toprank.tv, beginning at 8:45 p.m. ET/5:45 p.m. PT.

Venezuela’s Juan Jose Ruiz (146¾) vs. Mexico’s Fernando Carcamo (146½), eight rounds, welterweights

Puerto Rico’s Efrain Cruz (140.2) vs. Maxim Dadashev (140.2), of Oxnard, California, six rounds, super lightweights

Chicago’s Donovan George (175) vs. Phoenix’s Trevor McCumby (172¼), eight rounds, light heavyweights

Russia’s Konstantin Ponomarev (148½) vs. Mexico’s Silverio Ortiz (148½), eight rounds, junior middleweights    

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 11-26-2016

walters got lucky with a draw vs sosa in his last fight...but i don't think he's lucky against loma this time.

Comment by O.K.! 2.0 on 11-25-2016

How many fighters are making $1 million after only 7 fights? People like to hate on Arum but he knows how to make stars. Great fight can't wait! Top Rank continuing to do big things in the boxing game.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 11-25-2016

**** Axe Man looking fit as f#ck. Thought I seen Arum sneaking a peak at those abs lol. I was thinking it was a even money bet Walters would be coming in over or have to weigh in a 2nd…

Comment by Mr. Objectivity on 11-25-2016

Going to be a great fight. WARRRRR walters!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Shadoww702 on 11-25-2016

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;17229896]Other than boxing sites, has anyone seen any promos or ads for this fight? I don't recall seeing anything that promoted this fight[/QUOTE] No not at all??? Not even on 1st Take??? This fight is AWESOME but getting ZERO hype!…

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