By Robert Coster
Nicholas “the Axeman” Walters, Jamaica’s newly-crowned WBA featherweight champion will receive the keys to the city of Montego Bay where he was born. On Saturday, Walters captured the vacant title by scoring an impressive seventh round TKO over Colombian Daulis Prescott. Derrick Keller, Jamaican Member of Parliament for the South St James district where Walters grew up, spoke of the unbeaten young champion as “a model for the youth and living proof that work and dedication pays off. No one deserves this honor more than Nicholas.” The relationship between Keller and Walters go back many years since it was MP Keller that gave the future champion his first pair of boxing gloves at age 8. Nicholas Walters is the 10th Jamaican to become a world champion after Trevor Berbick, Mike McCallum, Simon Brown, Lloyd Honeygan, Uriah Grant, Otis Grant, O’Neill Bell, Glen Johnson and female champion Alicia Ashley.