Nicholas Walters defeated Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire Saturday night in Carson, California for the Featherweight title, reports ESPN.
Walters knocked Donaire down for the first time in his career in the second round. Walters repeated the feat in the sixth. The Flash staggered back to his feet, but the referee called the fight off as he appeared woozy.
“I gave him the bait and I reeled him in,” said Walters. “But he is a great fighter and a great person.”
“I’m sorry I fell short tonight of my goal,” Donaire said. “He’s an amazing fighter, amazing champion, an amazing guy. I was at my best. I never trained this hard. I take nothing away from Nicholas Walters. He came out as tough as I thought he would be. The size he had over me I couldn’t deal with. He overwhelmed and knocked the sh– out of me.”
You can read more thoughts from Walters on the fight on ESPN.