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Boxing: Stevenson vs Nakathila

Stevenson vs Nakathila 

Olympic silver medalist and former featherweight world champion American Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) will face Namibian contender Jeremiah Nakathila (21-1, 17 KOs) for the Organization's Interim Super Featherweight World Championship World Boxing Championship (WBO), in the star of a function that will take place next Saturday, at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stevenson vs Nakathila

The fight, which is promoted by Top Rank, will be televised by ESPN and Space for Latin America.

Shakur Stevenson doesn't know much about his opponent this Saturday, Namibian puncher Jeremiah Nakathila, but don't expect him to take his foot off the gas. Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) will battle it out against Nakathila (21-1, 17 KOs).

This will be Stevenson's third fight at 130 pounds, and a big step toward a possible showdown with WBO junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring or WBC monarch Oscar Valdez. Nakathila has won 10 fights in a row, all by knockout, since the only loss of his career.

This is what the fighters and legendary promoter Bob Arum had to say, two days before the fight:

Bob arum

"A year ago when 'The Bubble' started, do you know who the first main event was? It was Shakur Stevenson. And now, thank goodness, the bubble is behind us. Shakur will be the first main event we've ever held here in Nevada. at {100% capacity}. I'm very glad I was able to do it. Shakur knows that as his work increases, the fights get harder and the opponents will look to take him down. Many experts say that in the next few years he will be the face of boxing. We'll see how he does it against a tremendous puncher he will face on Saturday. Every fight at this level is a tough fight. No one at this level will be a walk in the park. "