There could be more disappointment for Jamaica’s WBA World Boxing champions Nicholas Walters as it now appears his planned unification bout with Filipino American, Nonito Donaire could be called off.
The featherweight contest which is due to take place as the HBO-televised opener of the card headlined by middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin against Marco Antonio Rubio is scheduled for October 18 but reports reaching Irie Fm sports is that Donaire appears to be backing out.
Walters father and trainer job Walters today told Irie Fm sports that Donaire is yet to sign the contract saying Nicholas is his goog friend and he is not comfortable fighting him.
Both Donaire who has a ring record of 33 wins and 2 losses, including 21 Knock outs, and the 28 year old Walters who is unbetaten in 24 fights with 20 K'Outs, are coming off victories on the same card on May 31 in Macau, China.
Donaire, the 2012 fighter of the year, won his title by dropping Simpiwe Vetyeka in the fourth round and claiming a fifth-round technical decision when the referee ruled that Donaire was unable to continue due to a cut caused by an accidental head butt. The fight was sent to the scorecards and Donaire was ahead 49-46 on all three of them.
On the undercard, Walters, affectionately called "The Axe Man," scored a dominating fifth-round knockout of aging former two-division titlist Vic Darchinyan, who had previously been twice knocked out by Donaire.
Walter, who has defended his belt twice, has scored knockouts in 10 of his last 11 fights.