It was disappointment for Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters this weekend, as judges decided a majority draw in his HBO-televised fight against Jason ‘El Canito’ Sosa.
Two judges, Don Ackerman and Wynn Kintz, scored the fight 95-95, and the third judge, Tom Schreck, scored it an even more stunning 96-94 for Sosa. ESPN.com had it 100-90 for Walters, who appeared to dominate from the opening bell and put a beating on Sosa.
Another critics, an HBO unofficial scorer, Harold Lederman gave the night to Walters for his work on the inside. But the Mo-Bay-native still walks away with his unbeaten record intact.
Sosa said he thought he won the fight, even though Walters outlanded him in every round.
Walters was fighting for the first time since being stripped of his world title for failing to make the 126-pound featherweight limit for a defense against amateur nemesis Miguel Marriaga in June.