Lomachenko vs. Walters: 3 Keys to Victory for Hi-Tech

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters


On November 26, 2016, Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters will challenge rising pound-for-pound champion and WBO Super Featherweight title holder, Vasyl “Hi-TechLomachenko.

In a classic matchup of strength versus skill, Lomachenko’s technical skills will need to hold off the devastating power of Walters.

The matchup will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:35 pm, EST/PST and will mark the 2,000th event Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has promoted.

Here are the three keys to victory for Vasyl Lomachenko in order to successfully defend his title against Nicholas Walters.

1. Take Advantage of Nicholas Walter’s Over Aggression

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Nicholas Walters is an offensive-driven fighter, and at times can be overly aggressive.

Nonito Donaire was able to shock Walters a few instances when the Axe Man got wild.

Jason Sosa was able to land flush, thudding shots whenever Walter’s got too offensive as well.

Vasyl Lomachenko needs to frustrate Walters and make him desperate to land.

2. Close the Distance

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While Nicholas Walters has proven he’s an effective inside fighter, he does his most damage at range.

Behind a steady, thick jab, Walters can land long distance bombs with easy.

At 73”, Walters has over seven inches in arm reach advantage over Lomachenko.

Vasyl Lomachenko cannot let Walters utilize his reach, he must close in as much as possible to get to Walters.

3. Keep the Fight a Boxing Match

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Vasyl Lomachenko is easily one of the most talented fighters currently in the game. Hi-Tech is at his best switching angles and hopping in and out of exchanges.

However, the world saw how unprepared he was against crafty brawler, Orlando Salido.

Salido was able to neutralize Lomachenko’s craft by mauling his way on the inside and turning the match into an ugly foul-fest.

The cleaner Lomachenko keeps the fight, the better.

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All photos by Marilyn Paulino/RBRBoxing

Header photo edit by Crown Boxing

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