‘Low-key’ to finally meet Stevenson
By Michael Uugwanga
THE much awaited mouth-watering fight between Namibian boxer Jeremiah ‘Low-key’ Nakathila and American sensation Shakur Stevenson is set to light up Las Vegas on June 12 when the two will be battling it out for the interim World Boxing Organisation (WBO) super featherweight title.
The fight is scheduled for 12-rounds.
The Namibian arrived in Las Vegas on Saturday with his coaching staff spearheaded by his promoter and trainers Nestor Tobias, Siegfried ‘SBK’ Kaperu and Nicky Natangue, while MTC which is sponsoring the trip is being represented by its chief human capital and corporate affairs officer Tim Ekandjo.
Nakathila who heads into the Saturday night fight with a record of 22 fights with 21 wins and one defeat will come up against arguably the future of boxing in Stevenson who has a record of 15 fights and winning all of them.
Speaking to Confidente Sport from the States, Nakathila said that he is confident of a win against home favourite Stevenson.
“We are in a good spirit of victory. I am fully fit and my body has responded well to the weather as I received a body massage and we had our training the following day, so we are ready to go (fight). I am looking forward to destroy Shakur as I am in a good shape.
“I am ready to bring the victory home and it does not matter in what round but I can assure you that I am going to demolish this boy,” said Nakathila.
Tobias also concurred with these sentiments saying that his boxer is ready for war.
“Sunday morning was our first training. The weather is good. There are no more stories. He looks sharp and movements look great,” he said.