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Walters arrives today

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM

After declaring to The Gleaner yesterday that he is "ready and just has to keep sharp for the next few days", Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters is all set for his arrival in Jamaica today at 2 p.m., for his World Boxing Association featherweight title fight against Colombian Daulis Prescott on Saturday at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

He will be accompanied by his trainer Celso Chavez, while his manager, Jacques Deschamps, will also be arriving this afternoon, but on a different flight.

Walters has been in intense training for the past several weeks and says that for the remainder of this week he will be doing only light training. He is scheduled to have one public workout, either tomorrow or Thursday, at the Stanley Couch Gym. His opponent Prescott is scheduled to arrive from Colombia tomorrow night.

There was a development yesterday that will make Jamaican boxing fans very happy. Promoters SportsMax have signed Sakima Mullings to be the new opponent for Rikardo Smith. This came about because the Puerto Rican boxer originally signed to meet Smith was injured and had to cancel.