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Walters: Making Weight Won’t Be An Issue For Lomachenko Fight

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – As Nicholas Walters and his team prepared to leave the Top Rank boxing gym following an open workout Tuesday, they let it be known Walters was just about on weight three days early.

With Vasyl Lomachenko, his team and numerous reporters within earshot, Walters’ handlers said he had just tipped the scales between 130 and 131 pounds. The contracted weight for his showdown Saturday with Lomachenko, the WBO world super featherweight champ, is 130 pounds.

Jamaica’s Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) and Ukraine’s Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) are scheduled to weigh in for their HBO “World Championship Boxing” main event at 4 p.m. PT Friday at The Cosmopolitan.

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Two fights ago, Walters was forced to give up his WBA featherweight title at the scales because he failed to make the featherweight limit of 126 pounds prior to his June 2015 fight against Colombia’s Miguel Marriaga (24-1, 20 KOs). Marriaga made weight (125 pounds), but failed to win the title in a fight Walters won by the scores of 119-108, 118-109 and 117-110.

Walters weighed in at 127 pounds for the Marriaga match, one above the featherweight limit. He defeated Marriaga by unanimous decision in what was viewed as a dull 12-round fight that HBO broadcast from The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

According to Walters, he’ll have no such struggle making weight Friday for his second straight bout contracted for 130 pounds.

“My team of people, we did a great training camp over there in Panama,” Walters said during a conference call earlier this week. “And there’s no problem. This Friday’s the weigh-in, and we’ll be on weight. And Saturday night, we’ll be ready to fight.”

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 sicko on 11-25-2016

Came in UNDER 130 looked good on the scale though didn't look Drained at all surprisingly

Comment by angkag on 11-25-2016

[QUOTE=PittyPat;17227711] If Lomachenko loses this fight, it'll be due to him making a small mistake and getting caught by a Axe-Man bomb. .[/QUOTE] Its always a possibility, and doesn't even require a Loma mistake as such. Loma moves forward and…

Comment by GMAN SUPREME on 11-25-2016

good no excuses.

Comment by EL_GRINGO on 11-25-2016

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;17227879]this is probably true but hes looking drained in interviews days before the weigh in even happens hes gonna be alot bigger then loma on fight night be curious see if he gets tired late in the fight[/QUOTE] i…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 11-24-2016

this is probably true but hes looking drained in interviews days before the weigh in even happens hes gonna be alot bigger then loma on fight night be curious see if he gets tired late in the fight

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