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Nicholas Walters Defeats Joseph Adorno In Age-Defying Perfomance

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He is likely to defend his title against other hungry fighters who are looking for big-name scalps

Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters secured an upset win against Joseph Adorno. Most people didn’t expect the 38-year-old to win this fight because they felt that he is past his peak. This win earned him the WBA minor title. Walters is an ex featherweight champion but this last fight will go down as his greatest win. He is popularly known as the “The Axe Man.”
Adorno went into this fight as the favorite because he is much younger. However, Walters proved that he is a crafty veteran. He simply outworked and outsmarted the 24 year old Adorno. He won via unanimous decision, with all the judges scoring in favour of the Jamaican.
Walters’s previous fight was against a hapless 45-year-old Colombian journeyman. This fight is why many boxing enthusiasts believed that Walters was past his best. Many analysts saw the Adorno fight as an attempt to secure a big payday and not an attempt at a genuine comeback. However, the Jamaican proved that he still has plenty in the tank. The 10-round fight showcased his ability to steadily break down an opponent. He has a record of (29-1-1, 22 KOs).
Adorno didn’t use his biggest strengths, admittedly, failing to regularly let his hands go.
The Axe Man’s movement was fluid despite being 38 years old. This forced Adorno to target Walters with body shots in the middle rounds.
The Axe Man adjusted his style and he started throwing more jabs. He took advantage of Adorno’s lack of activity by winning several rounds using jabs. He maintained this onslaught by mixing jabs with elite footwork.
Adorno was so frustrated that he was deducted a point for throwing a punch after the bell. The Jamaican continued to throw unanswered combinations and he looked like the fresher fighter in the last round.
This win means that Walters is back among “the big dogs.” He is likely to defend his title against other hungry fighters who are looking for big-name scalps.

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