Boxing fans can watch the Nicholas Walters vs. Vasyl Lomachenko match live online and see who can emerge with the junior lightweight title.
The two will meet at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT. The match will be broadcast on HBO, and is also available live online for those looking to watch at home (a link to the streaming video can be found below).
Those who watch the Nicholas Walters vs. Vasyl Lomachenko title fight live online could see one of the greatest fighters to enter the ring in a generation. Though Lomachenko may not be one of the biggest names in the sport, he has earned high praise from Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who is staging his 2,000th fight card.
“Vasyl Lomachenko is technically the best fighter that I have seen since the early Muhammad Ali,” Arum told ESPN. “There is nobody that I have seen, and there have been a lot of great technical fighters that I have seen — Alexis Arguello was one, Floyd Mayweather certainly, Manny Pacquiao — but there has been nobody with the skills that Vasyl Lomachenko has.”
For those wondering if the praise is a bit of promotional flair from the Hall of Famer Arum, ESPN assures that it’s not. Bob Arum has been repeating the same praise of Lomachenko for years, noting for years that the Ukrainian fighter is one of the best he’s ever seen.
As ESPN noted, Lomachenko had a stellar 396-1 record as an amateur, winning two Olympic gold medals for Ukraine and two world amateur championships. And after turning pro in 2013, Lomachenko took the featherweight world title in just his third fight. He has successfully defended the title three times since then, including a knockout over Roman “Rocky” Martinez in June.
In his interview with ESPN, Lomachenko said Arum’s high praise gives him something to aspire to in Saturday’s title match.
“It will give me another motivation because a lot of people may look at that or hear that and think that maybe it’s not true,” Lomachenko said through translator and manager Egis Klimas. “When I hear that it gives me a lot of motivation to make me work harder in my training to prove that what Bob is saying. I don’t have the chance to make any mistakes. I have to prove that Bob is right.”
Fans who watch the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters boxing match live online may see the Jamaican fighter come out on top if he’s able to keep Lomachenko out of his comfort zone. As Chris Williams of Boxing News 24 noted, Walters could have the advantage if he can get the technically sound Ukrainian fighter into a slugfest.
“Walters is going to be looking to turn the fight into a real brawl tonight, which would favor him. He’s the bigger puncher of the two, and he’s accustomed to slugging it out with his opponents. Lomachenko has only been in one war during his pro career in his loss to Salido in 2014, and he came up short.”
Whatever might happen inside the ring, Lamechenko will be the winner on Saturday when it comes to the payday. According to Boxing Scene, he will earn $1 million for the match as per his contract documents filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Walters will earn $300,000, the NSAC documents showed.
Those who want to watch the Nicholas Walters vs. Vasyl Lomachenko boxing match live online can click here for live streaming video through HBO Now. The service is $14.99 per month but available for a free trial for first-time users. Fans in the U.K. will be able to watch the Walters vs. Lomachenko match on BoxNation.
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