Shakur Stevenson beats Jeremia Nakathila simply in unimpressive vogue
Former WBO Featherweight champion Shakur “Fearless” Stevenson (15-0, 8ko) is trying to get his palms on a championship belt within the junior light-weight division. He first must care for Jeremia “Low Key” Nakathila (21-1, 17ko).
Nakathila is unknown to the boxing world. That’s because of the truth he has fought primarily in his dwelling nation of Nambia. The WBO quantity two ranked fighter gained the vacant WBO International title by defeating Zoltan Kovacs again in April 2019. Furthermore, he’s on a ten-fight knockout streak relationship again to his first profession loss by the hands of then-undefeated Evgeny Chuprakov again in 2016. Low Key will probably be making his American debut preventing for the WBO interim title.
Fearless has been on a mission since getting into the division. He was involved in a social media war of words with WBC champion Oscar Valdez’s manager and WBO champion Jamel Herring after mention was made of them fighting in a unification fight. Stevenson even was seen going after Herring at a gymnasium screaming, “the place my belt” on the WBO champion. At the moment ranked primary by the WBO, he’s decided to get his shot at a championship.
THERE ARE LEVELS TO THIS
The struggle began with each fighters principally posturing and attempting to ascertain foot place. That is typical at any time when you may have an orthodox and southpaw preventing. Nonetheless, Fearless was touchdown essentially the most vital punches with that straight left hand down the center and to the physique of the taller opponent.
For some motive, the referee broke the motion twice telling the fighters to observe their ft. Within the second spherical, he dominated that Nakathila slipped when the replay confirmed it ought to have been a knock down from a Stevenson proper hook.
Low Key was attempting to get on the within, however the protection of Fearless was retaining him off steadiness. Stevenson discovered a groove touchdown the straight left hand and proper hook. At instances, he would wait to land the counter hook.
STEVENSON NEEDS TO PRESS THE ISSUE
Within the fourth spherical, Fearless was touchdown the left to the physique and hit Low Key with an ideal proper hook counter that despatched him to the canvas. Regardless of beating the rely to proceed, Jeremia Nakathila continued to get hit with the straight left hand.
At this level of the struggle, Stevenson might have ended it at any time if he was to place his foot on the fuel. It was clear that each arduous left handcrafted Nakathila’s legs wobble.
WHAT WAS THE REFEREE’S PROBLEM
Fearless, as a substitute of being the aggressor, settled on simply countering with the left hand. Probably the most aggressive particular person within the struggle was the referee. He continued a pointless statement of the foot positioning of every fighter earlier than lastly threatening to take a degree if the fighters didn’t hold their ft off of one another.
Within the closing spherical, Stevenson was in full management, touchdown the straight left to the physique adopted by a feint, then left to the pinnacle. There was a knockdown from a test left hook, however the ref scored it a slip. Because the bell sounded, ending the struggle, all three judges scored it an entire shut-out of 120-107 for Stevenson.
Shakur Stevenson walks away with the WBO interim title and the obligatory place for WBO champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring.
By: Garrisson Bland
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