After six months out of the ring, Super-featherweight superstar Shakur Stevenson will return. The young fighter will take on Jeremia Nakathila as the main event this weekend. While Shakur Stevenson is slowly becoming a household name, Jeremia Nakathila is still relatively low profile.
The fight between the two will be Stevenson’s second time headlining an event. And while he will be the bigger name and the favorite, Nakathila will not be an easy opponent. So ahead of their main event bout on Saturday, we look at everything you need to know about Shakur Stevenson and Jeremia Nakathila.
Shakur Stevenson and Jeremia Nakathila physical attributes
Stevenson is 23-years-old and is from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. The young superstar stands at 5-feet-7inches and has a reach of 68-inches. He comes into this bout with a record of 15-0 with eight knockouts. Therefore, he has a knockout percentage of 53%.
Nakathila, on the other hand, is a 31-year-old Namibian boxer. In terms of his physical attributes, there is not much information about Nakathila. However, he comes into this main event against Stevenson with a 21-1 record. Moreover, 17 of these have come through knockout. This gives the Namibian a 77% knockout ratio.
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Other things you need to know about the fighters
Despite not fighting anyone of note, many still regard Stevenson as one of the best in the division. This is largely down to his incredible amateur career. The American represented the USA at the 2016 Olympics and picked up the Silver. He also won Gold at the 2014 Youth Olympics. Stevenson is also famous as ‘Fearless’ in the sport.
In terms of his personal life, Shakur Stevenson is the eldest of nine children. In addition, his parents named him after the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Stevenson started boxing at five and has never looked back.
Nakathila, on the other hand, has had a very low-profile rise in the sport. As a result, there is not much information about him. However, we know that he started his career with an 11-fight win streak and won several WBO regional titles. He goes by the nickname, ‘Low Key.’
Thus, this is what you need to know about the two fighters before they step into the ring. What do you make of this fight? Do you think it will be another easy win for Stevenson?
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