Jamaica's 'Axe Man' wants to fight Donaire

Posted at 06/04/14 6:09 PM

Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters, nicknamed "Axe Man," is hoping to earn a shot against Nonito Donaire after his impressive performance in his title defense in Macau last weekend.

Walters, who fough in the undercard of the Donaire-Simpiwe Vetyeka event, demolished former world champion Vic Darchinyan in five rounds to successfully defend his "regular" WBA featherweight title.

"I have scored the most impressive, defining victory on a card, which included most of the top featherweights in the world," Walters said, as quoted by Boxing Scene. [http://www.boxingscene.com/nicholas-walters-eager-face-nonito-donaire-next—78519]

Later, in the main event, Donaire defeated Vetyeka through a unanimous technical decision in a bout that was stopped after the fourth round.

Walters, who hiked his record to 24 wins with 20 knockouts, was asked about a possible fight against "The Filipino Flash," and answered: "That's the fight I would like."

But Walters also acknowledged that he may be made to wait for a shot at Donaire, as the Filipino may wind up giving Vetyeka a rematch instead.

"Donaire… also mentioned the possibility of giving a rematch to Vetyeka," Walters conceded but added that he does not want to wait around for a fight.

"I would like to fight at the quickest again, as I want to be more active than I have been since becoming champion," he said.

"Will I face Nonito next or not? I do not know at this time, and it may be too early to say," he added. "But my manager, with Mr. Bob Arum and the WBA will decide. I’m ready to face anyone at my weight."

Donaire, for his part, commended Walters for his win.

"Nicholas was very strong," he told Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News. "That was an impressive win for him."

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