According to the betting odds, Lomachenko is the clear favorite against Walters. However, predicting how the fight will end is what gamblers are focused on and you can read our breakdown and prediction here.
Most in the boxing world believe that Lomachenko will have Walters outclassed in this fight, and the betting odds reflect that as Lomachenko is the clear betting favorite at upwards of (-750). Except for Sports Interaction, who have Lomachenko at (-430) odds which is down from the (-500) opener.
Although most believe Lomachenko will win, the betting odds suggest that he will do so by decision, as it is the most favored outcome at (-195) odds. However, we believe that Lomachenko will win this fight by KO.
Lomachenko has stopped his last three opponents, including an impressive KO of Roman Martinez that left him flattened on the canvas. This shows that he is becoming accustomed to the professional game after his storied amateur career.
Even though Nicholas Walters is undefeated in his career, he has shown signs of vulnerability --like being rocked by Nonito Donaire -- and he was fortunate that it came at the end of the round because he was on shaky legs.
Lomachenko has fast hands and will have the advantage of being a southpaw against an orthadox fighter. If he catches Walters like Donaire with a punch he doesn't see coming it will be lights out.
Prediction: Lomachenko to win by KO at (+261) odds