“Look for me to press the action. I am coming to fight.” Larry Sharpe
When the undercard to Abell/Butler was starting to fill out, many were surprised to see Larry “Razor” Sharpe fighting Zach “Jungle Boy” Walters. I have to admit I was one of them. Sharpe has spent much of his time fighting around 154lbs, but given recent fights and call outs it really has become the norm. Vanda wanted Walters earlier in the year and ended up taking care of Phil Williams. Both Walters and Williams have a pretty large weight edge on Vanda but that didn’t seem to matter in Vanda’s last two fights with Williams and Teddy Muller. The Predator actually had an easier time with Williams than he did against Ted Muller in my opinion. But I have no doubt that Williams would take out Muller, Walters did it in 3 rounds, while Vanda went to the judges. I guess what I am getting at in a horrible fashion is that styles make fights. Size matters if used properly.
I had the opportunity to talk with Sharpe a few nights back. He started the boxing portion of his fighting career only 6 years ago at the age of 29, but had been involved with professional Thai Boxing since the age of 24. Razor Sharpe knows he is coming into Walters home and doesn’t expect to be able to outbox him. Sharp said of his opponent, ” He is quite a bit taller than me and has a much better pedigree in the sport, its also being fought in his home. I need to focus on cutting the ring off and turning this into a brawl.” I asked him if he had seen any of Walters fights, “I have watched a few on YouTube, he looks like a good boxer.”
The big question in many peoples minds is how will Larry Sharpe look with the added weight and fighting right around 170lbs. I made the mistake of asking Sharpe this question, and he pointed to his last fight. “I knocked out Bruce Rumbolz in the first round of my last fight, he weighed 173lbs.” It should also be noted in Rumbolz’s prior fight he beat Shawn Hammack, the same guy who changed the course of Walters career a little over a year ago. Sharpe added, “I carry some pop at this weight. It was hard for me to get down to 154 and I felt I lost a lot after shedding those pounds. I plan to campaign the rest of my career at super middleweight.”
At the close of our short conversation I asked Sharpe what we should expect from him in this fight? “Look for me to press the action. I am coming to fight.”
Larry “Razor” Sharpe vs Zach “Jungle Boy” Walters this Friday at The Target Center.