Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko will defend his WBO title in a thrilling clash against knockout artist and former featherweight champion Walters from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
The fight has been in the pipeline for a while and is one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated contests, pitting two of boxing’s very best against each other to determine the undoubted number one at 130-pounds.
Both men are renowned for their hard-hitting with two-weight world champion Lomachenko, regarded as one of the sports finest technicians, looking to continue his meteoric rise by overcoming the formidable ‘Axe Man’ Walters who has stopped 21 of his 27 opponents.
‘The Channel of Champions’ BoxNation will be the only place to see all the action live, in a battle that has all the makings for a ‘Fight of the Year’ contest.
“Boxing fans will be able to spend their Thanksgiving holiday weekend feasting on the year’s most anticipated showdown,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “Forget their weight class. With more than 3/4 of their victories coming by way of knockout, they punch and win like heavyweights! We know how the fight is going to end. The question is, which fighter will end it.”
“I want to thank HBO and Bob Arum for giving me this opportunity to test myself in the fight with the best. Walters you are next on my list.” said Lomachenko.
“I am very happy and excited about this upcoming bout between Lomachenko and Walters,” said Egis Klimas, Lomachenko’s manager. “Once again Vasyl proved he wants to fight the very best fighters in his weight division and I want everyone to understand when he says so, he means it.”
“Any fighter can be knocked out no matter who he is,” said Walters. “I like fighting the best and I like fighting against a great technical fighter like Lomachenko. Look at what happened when I fought a great technical fighter like Nonito Donaire. Lomachenko is great, he knows what he is doing in the ring. But I always look for a knockout against whomever I fight. If I can do it quick, I will. This is the best fight out there in boxing today. It will be the Fight of the Year.”
“This will be a tremendous contest between two elite boxers in their prime,” said Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director. “We are delighted to be airing this fight exclusively live on BoxNation and have no doubt that subscribers will be in for a real treat when the pair lock horns on November 26th. It’s got all the makings to be something very special.”
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