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Walters now Sportsman of Year nominee - Late addition announced yesterday

Published:Monday | December 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica's Nicholas Walters (left) hands a hard blow to the stomach of Colombia's Daulis Prescott during the World Boxing Association featherweight title fight at the National Indoor Sports Centre in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Walters scored a seventh-round TKO victory. - Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer


The selection committee of the RJR Sports Foundation has added new World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion, Nicholas Walters, to the list of nominees for the award of Jamaica's National Sportsman of the Year 2012.

According to a release, the Mike Fennell-led committee made the addition and official announcement yesterday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Walters secured the World title by defeating Colombia's Daulis Prescott by way of a seventh-round technical knockout to become champion.

The other nominees for Sportsman of the Year 2012 are: Nickel Ashmede, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Warren Weir.

The National Sportsman and Sportswoman for 2012 will be named at a ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Friday, January 11, 2013