Chris Pearson in good spirits, ready to bounce back following lone career defeat to Eric Walker

Junior middleweight prospect Chris Pearson with Floyd Mayweather following his tough battle with Eric Walker (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, Dec. 18, an electrifying battle between a pair of unbeaten junior middleweights took place when Dayton, Oh. native Chris Pearson locked horns with Louisiana’s Eric Walker inside of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Airing on Spike TV as part of a Premier Boxing Champions telecast, Pearson came up short against Walker after eight rounds, with judges’ tallies reading 80-72, 79-73, and 78-74.

Pearson (13-1, 10 KO’s), 25, got off to a slow start and didn’t seem like his usual sharp self. Much credit has to be given to Walker (12-0, 6 KO’s), however, for just how spirited and determined of an effort he put forth.

Following the loss, Pearson took to social media and expressed his desire to come back stronger.

“Anyone that knows me knows how I’ll respond to this small amount of adversity,” Pearson said. “I’m thankful to all the kind words I’ve received from supporters. I’m also extremely motivated from all the shade that has been thrown my way. I’ll take it in stride because I know how to Lord built me. I’ll be back better than ever. Trust.”

Stay tuned for news on a possible rematch between Pearson and Walker.

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