Thursday, October 20th 2016

Tix to Lomachenko-Walters on Sale Now

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 17, 2016) — Tickets to the blockbuster fight between two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO and undefeated former world featherweight champion NICHOLAS “AXE MAN” WALTERSwill go on sale This Wednesday!  Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.  Lomachenko and Walters will be battling for Lomachenko’s WORLD BOXING ORGANIZATION (WBO) junior lightweight title on Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT.Promoted by Top Rank®, tickets to the Lomachenko – Walters world championship event, priced at $200, $150, $100, $75, and $50 (general admission), will be available for purchase at WWW.COSMOPOLITANLASVEGAS.COM/ or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM/.  Room / ticket packages will also available.

The greatest amateur boxer of his era and arguably of all time, two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs), of Odessa, became a two-division world champion just as he did with his first professional world title, he won world title No. 2 in a record least amount of fights — SEVEN!   In his last fight, on June 11, he annihilated defending three-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez via a cringe-worthy knockout punch in the fifth round .  Lomachenko captured his first world title — the vacant WBO featherweight title — on June 21, 2014, winning a scintillating majority decision over the previously unbeaten Gary Russell Jr.  It was Lomachenko’s third professional bout, tying him with Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin for fewest fights to win a world title.  Muangsurin won a junior welterweight title in 1975, also in his third professional fightLomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and a lightweight, respectively.

Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs), from Montego Bay, Jamaica, has won 11 of his last 14 fights by stoppage.  He captured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title on December 12, 2012, knocking out Daulis Presscott (26-1, 19 KOs) in the seventh round.  He successfully defended the title three times during his three year reign — all by knockout — stopping Alberto Garza, former two-division world champion Vic Darchinyan and 2012 Fighter of the Year and four-division world champion Nonito Donaire in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds, respectively

For fight updates go to WWW.TOPRANK.COM, or WWW.HBO.COM/BOXING, on Facebook at FACEBOOK.COM/TRBOXINGFACEBOOK.COM/TRBOXEO or FACEBOOK.COM/HBOBOXING, and on Twitter at TWITTER.COM/TRBOXINGTWITTER.COM/TRBOXEO, or TWITTER.COM/HBOBOXING. Use the Hashtag #LomaWalters to join the conversation on Twitter.

For more information on The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, visit WWW.COSMOPOLITANLASVEGAS.COM.