Walters Quits, Lomachenko Retains
In the famous No Mas fight, Roberto Duran turned away from his opponent, Sugar Ray Leonard, and told the referee, "No mas." Duran surrendered the bout and the WBC welterweight championship.
The finish of the bout between Vasyl Lomachenko and Nicholas Walters, scheduled for 12 rounds, may have earned comparison to the finish of the No Mas bout. After the seventh round, Walters chose to end the bout, giving Lomachenko a seventh-round TKO win and the WBO super flyweight title.
The first two rounds showed not much action, especially the first. The two did manage to get something going in the second, though it appeared Lomachenko was landing more of his shots.
By the third round, it was clear, however, that Lomachenko’s speed and movement was becoming too much for Walters. Lomachenko also put up more combinations, ending the third round with a four-punch combo. The fourth round continued with the pattern — Walters missing his big shots and Lomachenko making him pay by landing some of his own.
By the fifth round, Walters was not throwing as many shots, and Lomachenko utilized the jab to keep Walters on the defense. Walters got some body shots in during the sixth, but he still had to deal with Lomachenko and his combinations. Lomachenko further increased the aggressiveness in the seventh, essentially paralyzing Walter’s punching ability.
Then, the match just simply ended. Walters refused to compete any more after that seventh round.