As we reported earlier, on October 15 in Panama City (Panama), after 6 years out of the ring, “Lumberjack” Nicholas Walters (26-1-1, 21 KOs) from Jamaica, ex-world champion, winner in the nomination “Fighter of the Year” will resume his career. » (2014). His opponent is a 38-year-old journiman from Mexico.
Alberto Chuck Wickab (15-25, 11 KOs), who last won in 2019. The fight will be at super lightweight.
Walters will turn 37 in January. The last time he was seen in the ring in November 2016, he lost with a stool to the Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko. At stake was the WBO super featherweight belt.
toldwhy he suddenly decided to return to boxing: “I sparred in Panama with local fighters, after which all the coaches who were in the gym approached me. They said that I looked good, that it was very difficult for all the opponents, that I needed to return. What have you been doing all these years? Enjoyed the time spent with family, rested. I went to the gym, I trained a little, but I didn’t think about real fights.”
“As for me, each opponent carries a certain danger. So I will try to get in the best possible shape, I will not allow any underestimation. I don’t have any next fights planned, but I want the world to see that the Woodcutter is back and wants to take back what is rightfully mine. I plan to compete in lightweight, because real warriors and really eminent fighters have gathered there. The goal is to become world champion again and conquer the second division, ”the veteran said optimistically.
It was previously rumored that Nicholas Walters would resume his career in 2020. The puncher at first planned to quickly forget Lomachenko, but then it became known that he would not perform on the undercard of the Crawford-Indongo fight.