By Robert Coster
Jamaica’s newfound boxing idol and WBA #1 featherweight contender Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) flies today to his homeland from Panama where he has been training to fight Colombian Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBA featherweight title this coming Saturday in the island’s capital city of Kingston. Walters will headline a WBA “KO to Drugs” mega-card with seven fights and four WBA world titles on the line. The card is dubbed “The Wray and Nephew (a main sponsor) Rumble on the JamRocK” and promoted by Premium Boxing Promotions and SportsMax – which televises the event.
Walters, before leaving Panama, stated: “I’m in the best shape of my life. My stamina is great. I’ve been running uphill for weeks. I want to give Jamaica a Christmas gift for its 50th independence birthday by being the first Jamaican to win a world title on our native soil.”
In the other fights that will accompany the Walters-Prescott bout, Alyn Sanchez (Venezuela) battles Ana Maria Villalobos (Mexico) for the WBA interim female jr Bantamweight title; WBA super featherweight champion Kira Malpartida (Peru) defends her title vs Stacy Reile (USA); former Cuban amateur standout Innocente Fiz clashes with Texan Roberto Garcia for the vacant WBA interim jr middleweight crown. There will also be two WBA Fedelatin title fights as former WBA titleholder Ricardo Cordoba of Panama faces Onalvi Sierra (Colombia) in the featherweight class while Peruvian Mauricio Reynoso goes against Mauro Lucero (Mexico) for the 168lb belt.