LAS VEGAS (June 12, 2021) — Shakur Stevenson stated it could be one-sided, and he stayed true to his phrase, rolling previous Namibian knockout artist Jeremiah Nakathila through unanimous determination (120-107, 3x) to win the vacant WBO interim junior light-weight world title Saturday at The Theater at Virgin Accommodations Las Vegas. 

Nakathila (21-2, 17 KOs) had the peak and attain benefit however little else to hassle Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs), a former featherweight world champion trying to conquer a second weight division.

Stevenson knocked down Nakathila with a lightning-fast proper hook within the fourth spherical, and the one-way visitors continued into the second half of the struggle.

The knockout didn’t come, and Stevenson needed to accept the one-sided determination. With Nakathila out of the way in which, he has greater names in thoughts.

Stevenson stated, “To be sincere, I didn’t actually like my efficiency. I felt I may’ve carried out lots higher, nevertheless it was an ungainly fighter. You had an ungainly fighter throwing onerous punches, and he is aware of easy methods to seize and get away. He was an actual awkward fighter. That’s all.”
“I attempted to {get him out of there} a little bit bit, however I began getting hit with some stable pictures. I ain’t actually prefer it, however subsequent time I’m going to work on shifting my head a little bit bit extra and step it up a little bit extra.”
“If I had the selection, I’d take Oscar Valdez, but when I needed to beat up Jamel {Herring} to get to it, I’ll try this, too.”


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