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Loma vs Walters Good To Go For November 26

As they say, it's always better late than never. Well, it wasn't really that late though.

After failing to come to terms last June, Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters have finally agreed to fight each other on November 26. Weight and fight purse issues prevented the first round of negotiations from being completed during the first half of 2016. But this time around, both parties have decided that they will fight for Loma's 130 pound title in an HBO televised event which will be held at The Cosmpopolitan in Las Vegas. According to Top Rank VP Carl Moretti, Walters signed the contract on Tuesday. Lomachenko on the other hand, had long agreed to face the Axe Man inside the ring.

Walters rejected a career best $550K purse to face Lomachenko earlier this year. Even with Lomachenko offering $300K of his own purse if Walters won, the Axe Man stood firm on his $1M demand. Walters then decided to sit it our while Lomachenko ( 6-1, 4 KOs )made the successful jump to 130 pound with an impressive destruction of Roman "Rocky" Martinez last June. The victory gave Loma his 2nd title in as many weight classes. 

Walters ( 26-0-1, 21 KOs) meanwhile moved up to super featherweight in his most recent bout after losing his WBA Featherweight title on the scales in June of 2015. The Axe Man ended up fighting to a draw with Jason Sosa last December although it appeared he won the fight decisively. With HBO taking the coverage and Top Rank willing to pay him more, Walters finally inked the deal and sealed what is perhaps going to be one of the most explosive fights to close out 2016.

 

 

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