FIGHT UPDATE: Nicholas Walters defeated Miguel Marriaga via Unanimous Decision!
Location: MSG Theater, New York, New York, USA (HBO / BoxNation / Sport 1)
Main Event: Nicholas Walters vs. Miguel Marriaga
Title: WBA Super World featherweight title
Full Fight Under Card:
Felix Verdejo vs. Ivan Najera
Sean Monaghan vs. Fulgencio Zuniga
Julian Williams vs. Arman Ovsepyan
Palmerston North, New Zealand (Sky Arena)
WBA Super World featherweight champ Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) will be back inside the ring next month to defend his WBA title against unbeaten #8 WBC, #13 IBF, #14 WBO Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) in a fight on HBO World Championship Boxing from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Walters, 29, is fighting for the first time since destroying former four division world champion Nonito Donaire in six rounds last year in October.
"The Scorpion" Marriaga is fast building a reputation as one of boxing's brightest up and coming knockout-punching stars, and Jamaica's Walters (above, left) will have to be at his very best to tame a dangerous challenger.
Walters, known as "Axe Man", has built a hard-hitting reputation of his own after taking out 21 of his 25 victims within the distance, making this a surefire blink-and-you'll-miss-it showdown LIVE on BoxNation.
Former WBA Super World Featherweight champion Walters has proved his world class in his last two outings, knocking out Vic Darchinyan in five before stopping Filipino legend Nonito Donaire with a sixth round TKO in October last year.
Marriaga travels outside South America for just the second time in his career and brings an impressive 90% KO record to this big Madison Square Garden world title challenge.
Watch the fight replay.
(Free embeddable highlights video hosted on Youtube)