Vasyl Lomachenko Makes Nicholas Walters Quit in HBO Boxing Main Event

Vasyl Lomachenko Makes Nicholas Walters Quit in HBO Boxing Main Event

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, WBO Super Featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) scored a seventh-round TKO victory against Nicholas Walters (26-1-1, 21 KOs) to defend his WBO title at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lomachenko picked up the pace in the fifth round, putting more pressure on him and forcing Walters back.

Lomachenko had his best round of the fight in the seventh, landing multiple power shots, including a hard shot to the temple that ultimately led Walters to stop fighting.

He already has won two Olympic gold medals and two world titles within just seven professional bouts.

It should be exciting, and Forbes will be here throughout the night, giving our round-by-round thoughts, explanations and unofficial scoring.

"My goal is to be the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world", Lomachenko said.

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Lomachenko, from Ukraine, 6-1, 4 KO's is a skillful boxer who has good power and has proven to be a complete fighter.

"It wasn't about quitting", Walters said. This edition of Rummy's Corner provides a brief recap of the action that unfolded when Lomachenko put on an awesome display of skills and craftsmanship against the talented but badly outclassed Walters. The Ukrainian was aiming to become the fastest fighter to win a world champion in his second pro bout.

"The Manny Pacquiao fight is a possibility in 2017, but so is the rematch with Orlando Salido (the only man to defeat Lomachenko)". The big guys at heavyweight often don't throw a lot of shots per round, but at super featherweight, you've got to be able to throw a lot of punches.

Salido felt he was robbed of that opportunity of a Lomachenko fight when he was given a draw last summer in his championship fight against Francisco Vargas, and while the fight could be the fight of the year, the result was a disappointment. I had my plan I knew it would take about four rounds and then I went to work on him.

"That's unfinished business", Arum said.