Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters agreed upon for April 30
By Joseph Correa
Top Rank CEO and Promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1, 3 KOs) and former WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) has been verbally agreed upon by both sides and the two may battle on April 30th.
"The details will come next week but the date we are looking at is April 30th," Arum said.
It looks as though the target location will be the east coast as Arum had this to say about where the fight may take place.
"I want to do it in a city that has a Ukranian population, maybe New York or Chicago."
This is an exciting match-up for boxing fans and it's great to see that it's being made. It'll be interesting to see which network this fight will end up being broadcast on but Bob Arum seems optimistic and open to working with either HBO or Showtime to broadcast the card which is a great sign.
For Lomachenko, this is a huge step up in competition from his recent foes and a win over Walters would certainly catapult his stock and put him into position for even bigger paydays.
For Walters, this a great fight also as he is coming off of a controversial draw with Jason Sosa and a win over Lomachenko would help to erase that memory and solidify his place amongst the very best in the sport.
We will follow up when more information is available. Keep your fingers crossed that no major obstacles present themselves over the next week and hopefully we can get this fight finalized on paper and ready to go.