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Axeman to receive Keys to the City

Monday, January 07, 2013 | 4:23 PM    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay-born Nicholas ‘Axeman’ Walters, who recently soared to international stardom after winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight title, will be given the keys to the city of Montego Bay next week Thursday.

Plans to celebrate the boxer's success were discussed at a courtesy call paid on Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris by Walters and his father, former professional boxer, Job Walters, last Wednesday at the St James Parish Council.

The 26-year-old Axeman will receive the honour at a special Civic Ceremony commencing at 3:00 pm in the historic Sam Sharpe Square.

Prior to the civic ceremony Walters will participate in a motorcade commencing at Kensington, St James, and touring communities such as Springfield, Mafoota, Roehampton — the boxer's home community — and Anchovy, before heading into Sam Sharpe Square.

Mayor Harris says he believes the decision to honour Walters with the keys to the city is a quite fitting, as “Walters is originally from the parish, and has done remarkably well in highlighting the idea that great rewards can be gained when people aspire to accomplish great tasks”.

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