It’s my time to shine – Nakathila
By Michael Uugwanga
NAMIBIAN boxer Jeremiah Low-Key Nakathila, who is set to fight for the Interim World Boxing Organisation (WBO) World Super Featherweight title against American boxer Shakur Stevenson, has said that he gets bored watching videos clips of his opponent.
The two boxers will square up on June 12 at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, in the US.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nakathila said that the video clips of Stevenson knocking out opponents are “boring”.
Stevenson (23) with a record of 15 fights is unbeaten and is already regarded as one of the best boxers in the world, will take on Nakathila (31) who has had to wait for eight years to get a world title shot.
Nakathila has a record of 22 fights, 21 wins and one defeat.
“His (Stevenson) videos are boring. That is not me that he beat in the video. He has never met an opponent like me. He is going to meet a warrior from Africa. I am going to demolish him. It is my time now to shine,” he said.
Nakathila is trained by well-renowned and respected trainer in Siegfried SBK Kaperu at MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias and Fitness Boxing Academy in Katutura, Windhoek.
Nicky Natangwe is the other trainer of Nakathila.
If Nakathila wins a world title in the upcoming fight he will make history by becoming the first Namibian to win a title in the US. His promoter Nestor Tobias is confident that Nakathila will win the title.
Boxers such as Paulus ‘Hitman’ Moses, Walter ‘ Executioner’ Kautondokwa, and Paulus ‘Rock’ Ambunda have all tried their luck in the past but all came short.
“Americans said they don’t know him yet they talk about him. They are going to know him better.
Nakathila has been one of the boxers in the top five in the world for a very long time but never got a chance to fight for a world title,” said Tobias.
MTC chief human capital and corporate affairs officer, Tim Ekandjo will accompany Nakathila and his crew to Las Vegas.