Shakur Stevenson unanimously outperforms Nakathila and seeks better challenges
SHAKUR STEVENSON defeated Jeremiah Nakathila with a unanimous determination on factors on the Prime Rank present on Saturday (June twelfth) on the Virgin Resort in Las Vegas. However he wished extra. He wished to ship a message to the tremendous featherweight champions he was following. Though nobody had stopped Nakathila earlier than, a knockout had occurred to the younger American.
“I attempted to [get him out of there] a bit, however I began getting hit with some strong pictures. Subsequent time I will work on shifting my head just a little extra and rising it just a little extra, ”mentioned Stevenson.
“To be sincere, I did not actually like my efficiency,” he added. “I felt like I might have performed loads higher. You’ve got had a clumsy fighter who can punch arduous and he is aware of how one can seize and get away. He was an actual clumsy fighter. “
Though Stevenson tried to injure him and convey down the Namibian within the fourth spherical, he had failed to finish the struggle prematurely. However at simply 23, he stays some of the promising abilities in America. “I used to be very cautious as a result of he has energy,” mentioned Shakur. “He threw a punch and went right into a grenade.
“I’ve the most effective protection in boxing. However I will be higher in my subsequent fights. “
All three judges agreed on a rating of 120-107 for the American.
He was a WBO champion with the burden beneath and is the necessary WBO tremendous featherweight belt by Jamel Herring. WBC title holder Oscar Valdez would make for an thrilling match too. Each, like Stevenson, are promoted to Prime Rank.
“If I had a selection, I would take Oscar Valdez, but when I’ve to beat Jamel to get to it, I will do this, too,” mentioned Stevenson. “Jamel cannot beat me. He is aware of what it’s. “