Shakur Stevenson unanimously outscores Nakathila and appears for higher challenges
SHAKUR STEVENSON defeated Jeremia Nakathila with a unanimous factors choice on Prime Rank’s Saturday (June 12) present on the Virgin Lodge in Las Vegas. However he needed extra. He needed to ship a message to the super-featherweight champions he’s been chasing. Regardless that nobody had stopped Nakathila earlier than, a knockout had been on the younger American’s thoughts.
“I attempted to [get him out of there] a bit bit, however I began getting hit with some stable photographs. Subsequent time I’m going to work on shifting my head a bit bit extra and step it up a bit extra,” Stevenson mentioned.
“To be trustworthy, I didn’t actually like my efficiency,” he added. “I felt I may have carried out lots higher. You had a clumsy fighter throwing arduous punches, and he is aware of easy methods to seize and get away. He was an actual awkward fighter.”
Regardless of seeking to damage him and placing the Namibian down within the fourth spherical, Stevenson had not have the option power an early end within the combat. However at solely 23 years outdated he stays one of many brightest growing skills within the US. “I used to be being actual cautious as a result of he has energy,” Shakur mentioned. “He was throw one punch and go in a shell.
“I acquired one of the best defence in boxing. However I’ll be higher in my subsequent fights.”
All three judges agreed on scored of 120-107 for the American.
He was a WBO champion on the weight under and is the necessary for Jamel Herring’s WBO super-featherweight belt. WBC titlist Oscar Valdez would additionally make for an thrilling match up. Each of whom like, Stevenson, are promoted by Prime Rank.
“If I had the selection, I’d take Oscar Valdez, but when I’ve to beat up Jamel to get to it, I’ll do this too,” Stevenson mentioned. “Jamel can’t beat me. He is aware of what it’s.”