The fight promised a lot, with the heavy hitting champion taking on the usually aggressive and exciting Australian based Armenian, though it started slowly with neither really managing to use their skills in opening round ortwo. Despite the slow start it seemed that the bout was one punch from away from really waking up
That punch looked like it would come in round 2 when Walters landed a monster uppercut that sent Darchinyan down. The Armenia quickly got to his feet and in the following round Darchninyan went after Walters early looking to land his hard, looping left hand though unfortunately he couldn't cut the distance and seemed to spend much of the round posturing rather than letting his hands go and in fact the best shot of the round was by Walters right on the bell.
By round 4 it looked like Darchinyan was really struggling with the style and size of Walters which was too much to over-come as show in round 5 when Darchinyan had his senses scrambled. The brave challenger from a knockdown and tried to fight on but didn't get enough time to recover before Walters landed a frightening shot that will be featured on KO reels for the rest of this year. Genuinely frightening KO.
Walters isn't ready for one of the top Featherweights but with his power he will always have a chance with anyone in the division and with that sort of power he will always have fans and people interested in watching him.
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