‘I Ain’t Ever Losing to a Cop’ – Shakur Stevenson Addresses Jeremiah Nakathila’s Warning

Published 06/11/2021, 3:03 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 19: Shakur Stevenson poses during the weigh-in for his featherweights fight against Christopher Diaz of Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden on April 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)


Exciting super-featherweight challenger Shakur Stevenson is widely regarded as one of the best boxers in the lighter weight classes. The undefeated American will return to the ring after six months to face low-profile Jeremiah Nakathila.

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Stevenson and Nakathila will battle it out as the main event on Saturday for the WBO Interim super-featherweight title. And despite being a fairly unknown fighter, Nakathila tried to get into Stevenson’s head ahead of the bout. Subsequently, the American boxer responded to ‘Low Key’. 

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 09: Shakur Stevenson celebrates his TKO win against Oscar Mendoza in their Featherweight bout at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The 15-0 boxer spoke to FightHype.com after the press conference. When asked about Nakathila saying he would teach Stevenson a lesson, the American said, “Man, I don’t know what he’s talking about. I know I ain’t ever losing to a cop. No fed, ain’t no fed going to beat me.”

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The comment from ‘Fearless’ came because he found out that the Namibian also works as a policeman. Clearly, Stevenson found this amusing. However, he is still confident about his ability to beat the low-profile Nakathila.

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Shakur Stevenson reveals when he found out his opponent was a cop

The undefeated champion’s words showed how little he knew about his opponent. Stevenson also revealed that he found out Nakathila was a cop at the press conference.

He said, “I ain’t even know he was a cop. I just found out he was a cop. That’s crazy.” 

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Despite all this, the fight against Nakathila will be of great significance for Stevenson. Victory on Saturday will give him the WBO interim title, and ‘Fearless‘ could be next in line for the world title. Therefore, if he wants to make a statement to the division, Stevenson has to make a statement against Nakathila.

What do you make of the Shakur Stevenson vs. Jeremiah Nakathila fight? Do you think Stevenson will make light work of him, or will Nakathila shock the world?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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