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19 NOVEMBER 2018

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Walters KO's Garza, Keeps WBA Featherweight Title

By Marc Livitz at ringside in Corpus Christi, TX.

Nicolas Walters retained his WBA Featherweight championship this evening by way of a fourth round TKO win over Alberto Garza. The bout was the final non-televised contest before HBO’s "Boxing After Dark" telecast began.

The Jamaican fighter had his Mexico City opponent hurt often and early in the first round. Walters connected more than once with a number of overhand rights that momentarily staggered Garza. He continued the pace into the second and for the most part, Alberto was unable to hit him cleanly. Garza fought back with greater effort in the third and he sought to slow the tempo to a preferred grind.

A low blow in round four dropped Garza to his knees. Shortly after Alberto regained his composure, Nicolas caught him flush across the chin with a classic right hook. Referee Mark Caloy waved the bout to a close when it had been made clear to him that Garza would not come near to beating the count. Just as he’d predicted, Walters remained undefeated with a fourth round stoppage and will take his title back home to Montego Bay, Jamaica. His record improves to a perfect 23 wins with 19 knockouts. Alberto Garza falls to (25-6-1, 21 KO’s).

Undercard Results
Erick DeLeon UD4 Jesus Aguinaga - Super Featherweights
Oscar Valdez TKO5 Jesus Lule Raya - Featherweights
Oscar Cantu W6 Roberto Ceron - Bantamweights
Alex Saucedo TKO3 Steven Hall - Welterweights
Victor Pasillas TKO2 Salvador Perez - Featherweights

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