Saturday, June 13, 2015

After Losing His Title On The Scales, Nicholas Walters Wins A Snooze Fest

The World's Greatest Cat Called It A Night After The Sixth

So yeah, people we disappointed in Nicholas Walters on Friday. After all, he gave up his super featherweight title, not by knockout or decision, but by not making weight. For a man a lot of people recently had a lot of faith in, Walters had a lot of making up to do.

Walter's opponent, Miguel Marriaga, was - like Walters - an undefeated puncher with a high knockout ratio. It looked like that, no matter what else had happened leading up to it, the match would be a sound, exciting one.

How wrong those of us were who claimed this was going to be an entertaining affair were. Man, what a dud. Walters dominated from soup to nuts. He was bigger, stronger and sharper. He also played it safe. That was understandable, I guess, but it made for a sluggish affair.

The fact that Walters came into the ring weighing about as much as a fight-ready Floyd Mayweather didn't hurt his performance, either. Something just rubbed me the wrong way about the whole thing - and I like Walters. Even now I do.

But the man has to come across as more of a pro from here on in.

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