Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | December 10, 2012
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I wanted this for Jamaica 50, says Walters - Featherweight first boxer to deliver WBA crown on local soil
He did it! Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters became the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight boxing champion last Saturday night, in the main bout of a five-fight card promoted by SportsMax and approved by the WBA and the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control.

Tivoli whip Humble Lion
Tivoli Gardens continued their recent surge with a 5-1 hammering of Humble Lion in their Red Stripe Premier League football match at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday evening.

Gayle falls in ODI rankings
Off-spinner Sunil Narine and talismanic opener Chris Gayle have suffered contrasting fortunes in the latest International Cricket Council's one-day player rankings released yesterday.

'A magnificent achievement', says Prime Minister
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was one of the first persons to congratulate new World Boxing Association (WBA) feather-weight champion, Nicholas Walters, after his victory over Darius Prescott of Colombia at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston in the wee hours yesterday morning.

Coin hits Ferdinand, fan held for racism
Crowd disorder marred the Premier League's Manchester derby yesterday, with United defender Rio Ferdinand injured after being struck by a coin and police arresting a spectator for racist chanting.

United end City's unbeaten start
After spurning Manchester City's advances in the off season, Robin van Persie scored the goal that ended the champions' unbeaten start to the Premier League season and took Manchester United six points clear of their neighbours yesterday.

Dynamites blow away Sparks in JPL T20 final
The University Dynamites are champions of the inaugural Jamaica Premier League T20 cricket competition, after defeating Half-Way Tree Sparks by seven wickets in the final at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium yesterday.

Bangladesh close in on Windies after series win
Bangladesh's series win over West Indies has put them within 10 ratings points of the Caribbean side in the International Cricket Council's one-day rankings table.

Reggae Boyz in do-or-die clash - After stunning loss to French Guiana in CFU opener
Jamaica's Reggae Boyz suffered a massive blow to their title defence when they were stunned by French Guiana in their opening match of the CFU Caribbean Cup Finals on Saturday night.

Mullings gets decision over Smith
In addition to the main bout between Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters and Daulis Prescott on the Wray and Nephew Rumble on Jamrock promotion for the World Boxing Association featherweight title, there were three other title fights - two for female world titles - on the exciting card that was promoted by SportsMax, at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Saturday night.

Walters now Sportsman of Year nominee - Late addition announced yesterday
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.


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