For those who still don’t know him, he is an undefeated Jamaican professional boxer and the current WBA World (Super) Featherweight Champion.
He captured the WBA World (Super) Featherweight Championship in fine style last night (October 18).
The 28-year-old Jamaican slugger used his five-inch reach advantage to dominate almost the entire fight. Donaire had a moment at the end of the second round where he hurt Walters with a hard left hook, but it came right before the bell rang.
Walters recuperated and continued to dominate. In the third round, Walters dropped Donaire for the first time in his career with a thunderous uppercut. Donaire was stunned, but not out…yet.
Through the remainder of the bout, Walters showed a good balance of patience and aggression. He worked behind his dominant jab, but took every opportunity to land powerful shots to the head and midsection.
By the fifth round, Donaire’s eyes wore swollen and bloody. It seemed to be just a matter of time before the Filipino Flash would be finished. In fact, it was.
In the sixth round, Walters pushed Donaire against the ropes and he landed the definitive right hand on top of his opponent’s head, and that was the end of the bout. Donaire got to his feet, but referee Raul Caiz Jr. smartly wouldn’t allow the beaten warrior to continue.