It’s counterintuitive that a skinny white kid with no discernable accent would be fighting for the WBC African Boxing Union light heavyweight title, but they don’t call Zach Walters “Jungle Boy” for nothing.
Walters is the child of missionaries, and was born in Taolagnaro, Madagascar. This is more than a technicality; it makes him a native!
So on February 23rd Walters’ fight against Marlon Hayes has therefore become a fight for a minor title. According to a press release from Walters, his boxing home of Hortons Gym is teaming up with a major promoter to televise the fight in Duluth-Superior and the surrounding area.
More news is sure to follow.