Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs) was hoping to make a splash in his debut at 130-pounds, but the judges had other ideas, as the fight with Jason Sosa (18-1-4, 14 KOs) was declared a majority draw on Saturday night in Verona, New York.
Walters was seemingly in control of the fight from start to finish as he outboxed Sosa and drilled him repeatedly to the body.
Sosa, who kept his hands busy throughout the fight, was mostly sloppy with his punches, but did buzz Walters in the ninth round with a right hand. Though Walters was also a little sloppier than usual, he kept the pressure on Sosa and seemed to dominate every round.
However, the judges somehow saw things differently, scoring the fight 96-94 (Sosa), 95-95 and 95-95.