Although former World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight Super Champion Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters is yet to formally decide whether he will fight as a featherweight (126 pounds) or super featherweight (130 pounds) this year, it is clear that the various controlling bodies have made up their minds that he is now in the higher weight class.Three of the major controlling bodies in professional boxing, who issued their rankings this week, have placed him in the super featherweight division.He is ranked No. 2 by the WBA, No. 6 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and No. 7 by the World Boxing Council (WBC). With these rankings, he can fight for any of these world titles, if his promoters Top Rank, led by Bob Arum, can get the respective champion to agree.Walters won the vacant WBA featherweight title on December 8, 2012 when he defeated Daulis Prescott here in Jamaica by way of a seventh round tko. After two successful defences of that title, he earned super champion status when he stopped Nonito Donaire on October 18, 2014 in the sixth round in Carson City, California. In his first scheduled defence as super champion, however, he faltered.ONE POUND OVERWEIGHTHe weighed in at 127 pounds for his title fight against Miguel Marriaga in New York on June 13, 2015, and that one pound overweight cost him his title and a possible million-dollar fight this year against WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko, which was in the making at that time. He went on to beat Marriaga decisively, however, by way of a unanimous decision, and his stocks remained high.On December 19 last year, he fought American Jason Sosa in the super featherweight, 130-pound class, which was seen as a test fight in that weight category. He looked good, but the fight was ruled a draw. The decision was a controversial one and most commentators stated emphatically that it was their opinion that Walters had won.Walters told The Gleaner after that fight that he felt comfortable fighting at 130 pounds, but also made the point that he could easily have fought at 126 that night. He said, recently, that he and his team would be making the decision early this year as to which weight class he will fight in.The decision seems to have been made for him.Ranked at No. 2 in the 130- pound class by the WBA, he is eligible to fight the Japanese champion in that division, Takashi Uchiyama, in the near future. Uchiyama, who is 36 years old and has a 24-0-1 record, made a successful title defence on December 31, by stopping Oliver Flores in the third round.Walters, who is 29 has a 26-0-1 record and told The Gleaner that he is confident that he will fight for a title early this year.
Craoibhín Community Centre Termon NotesChristmas Craft Fair this Sunday 25th from 2pm. Lots of arts & crafts , homebaking plus Santa will be hereWe are pleased to announce Decorating for Christmas in conjunction with La Maison Wednesday the 5th of December from 7-9pm. Booking essential, call us on 91-19988 to secure your place. Price only €10 mince pies plus a free gift from La Maison. Lines on sale in the centre for our CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRAW on the 25th of November 2012. Hamper kindly sponsored by Mairtín Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top.Would you like to take part in a Social Media Workshop??Places left for next Tuesday the 27th of November hosted by Donegal Community ForumContact us on 91-19988 to book a place JIVING LESSONSWednesday 8.00-9.30pmClass fully booked ring 91-19988 for your name to be on a cancellation list!!!Spraoi Le Chéile ~ Parent & ToddlerMeet every Tuesday at 10.30am new parents, babies & toddlers welcome. Call in for a cuppa & a chat Irish Language Classes~ Want to help your children with their homework?~ Understand Irish but not confident to use it?Take this opportunity to learn to speak, read and write your own native language.Tuesday evenings 6.45pm-9.15pmRegister now at CraoibhínFive week countdown is on to Christmas why not lose a few pounds to fit into that little black dress with our fitness classes with Dermot Kelly and Slim R US with Karen Mc GlincheyJoin or renew your membership in November and get December free, this includes classes and unlimited gym use.T & C applyGym Classes:Mondays & WednesdaysBeginners Spin 6.15pm-7.00pmCircuits 7.00-7.45pmAdvanced Spin 8.00-8.45pmTuesdays & ThursdaysSpin 6.15-7.00pmSpin Classes must be booked at reception in advanceSaturday Mornings – Glenveagh Eagles trainingBasketball 8’s and under 9.30-10.30amBasketball 9’s and over 10.30-11.30amAstro Slots available Monday – Friday ring reception to book.Office Space to letWe have an office space to let call us for more information on 91-19988.Located within the Gaeltacht area.Only 10 minutes from Letterkenny.AlarmedCCTVParkingIf you have any queries or would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org ,074 91 19988 –086 8437407.Follow us on facebook also. www.craoibhintermon.town.ieLOCAL NEWS: TERMON COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: TERMON COMMUNITY NOTES read more