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Nicholas Walters returns on December 19

Photo: Will Hart / HBO

Photo: Will Hart / HBO

Top Rank announced today that former featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters is set to return to action on Dec. 19, when he takes on Jason Sosa in a 10-round junior lightweight bout at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

The fight, which will air on HBO’s Boxing After Dark  (10:15 p.m. ET/PT), will also include the 12-round heavyweight clash between Bryant Jennings and Luis Ortiz.

“I am training hard in Panama. I know how important this fight is and I will be in optimum physical condition,” said Walters who lost his title on the scales in his last fight. “My team has been studying video of my opponent Sosa. I cannot wait to leave Panama, get into Verona, New York and get inside the ring. Boxing is my passion.”

Walters successfully defended his 126-pound title against Alberto Garza, Vic Darchinyan and Nonito Donaire, before decisioning Miguel Marriaga in his last outing, where he lost the title when he came in a pound overweight at the weigh-in.

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