Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters set for Nov. 26
Vasyl Lomachenko will fight Nicholas Walters in a junior lightweight title bout Nov. 26 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on HBO, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“We’re still finalizing the details with the Cosmo and if everything is fine, we will make the announcement Wednesday,” Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, told the newspaper. “It’s a really great fight. The fans will be pleased.”
Lomachenko, rated No. 7 pound for pound by the RING and the WBO titleholder, was in negotiations to fight Walters in April but Walters pulled out because he wasn’t satisfied with his purse.
The Ukrainian (6-1, 4 KOs) has only seven pro bouts but is already a two-division titleholder. He is coming off a fifth-round knockout of Roman Martinez on June 11 that earned him his belt.
Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) made a splash by knocking out Nonito Donaire to win the WBA featherweight title in October 2014 but the Jamaican has fought only twice since. He is coming off a draw against Jason Sosa last December.