Vasyl Lomachenco (7-1, 5 KOs) retained his 130-pound world title, after Nicholas Walters (26-1-1, 21 KOs) not able to continue after Round 6 of their super featherweight title fight, Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas Nevada.
Vasl Lomachenko just getting started to really dominate in the sixth round. But Nicholas Walters don’t want Lomachenco to do just that to him in the succeeding rounds. Instead, Walters decided to pull his own plug and told the referee that he will not continue.
Well it seemed to me that Nicholas Walters really don’t wanted to risk a little longer. I mean he lost hope right after the end of Round 6. I don’t know if he had an empty tank after the sixth round either. Well, it was clear that Lomachenko won almost every round. But not to the point that Walters really was in the verge of getting stopped.
I mean, Walters was just simply out-boxed, but he landed some too!. It was not like a one-sided beat down. But it seemed Walters had a conclusion in his mind that the fight really go that way at the end — he will be brutally bruised and battered and might be stopped.
So, instead of thinking to continue and keep swinging for a home-run punch in the next succeeding rounds — he thought the other way around. He decided to quit and fight another day, which is a valid decision also. well, if he think that he really doesn’t have the chance. Then what to do?
But you know, if you are in the hurt business, you are presumed to have that warriors code.
Walters is a big puncher, his record shows. There were some boxing observers think that Walters had no heart of a champion and or a quitter. But well, who are we to judge. We are not the one who absorbed those punches.
Well, of course, it will hurt his stocks. But at least he avoided more damage. But lost also chance to turn the tide if he landed a home-run punch.
But yeah a fighter will always be a fighter. And if you are not. You are not.
On a side note, let me say: Get well soon Nick Blackwell! It was reported earlier that he was rushed to a hospital after he collapse doing sparring eight months after a head surgery for the injury he suffered during his last fight.
The guy really just loves to fight. Get will soon Nick!