By Robert Coster
Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “the Axe Man” Walters (22-0, 18 KOs) will make his U.S. debut and his first title defense against Mexican challenger Alberto “Kichis” Garza (25-5-1, 20 KOs) in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 9th. Walters, recently signed by Top Rank, will fight on the HBO/Top Rank tripleheader that will feature Mikey Garcia vs. Roman Martinez, Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan and Vanes Martirosyan vs. Demetrius Andrade. Garza has won various regional titles in his 10 year career and is 9-1 in his last 10 outings. Walters-Garza will be televised live on Top Rank’s international broadcast only.