Shakur Stevenson vs. Jeremiah Nakathila Stats: Height, Weight, Age, Reach, Record, and More

Published 06/10/2021, 10:30 PM EDT


After six months out of the ring, Shakur Stevenson will return to box Jeremiah Nakathila for the interim super-featherweight championship. While Shakur Stevenson is slowly becoming a household name, Jeremiah Nakathila is still relatively low profile.

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The fight between the two will be Stevenson’s second time headlining an event. And while he will be the bigger name and the favorite, Nakathila will not be an easy opponent. So ahead of their main event bout on Saturday, we look at everything you need to know about Shakur Stevenson and Jeremiah Nakathila.

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Shakur Stevenson and Jeremiah Nakathila: Physical attributes

The 23-year-old Stevenson is from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. The young superstar stands at 5-feet-7inches and has a reach of 68-inches. He comes into this bout with a record of 15-0 with eight knockouts. Therefore, he has a knockout percentage of 53%.

Nakathila, on the other hand, is a 31-year-old Namibian boxer. In terms of his physical attributes, there is not much information about Nakathila. However, he comes into this main event against Stevenson with a 21-1 record (17 KO). This gives the Namibian a 77% knockout ratio.

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Other things you need to know about the fighters

Despite not fighting anyone of note, many still regard Stevenson as one of the best in the division. This is largely down to his incredible amateur career. The American represented the USA at the 2016 Olympics and picked up the Silver. He also won Gold at the 2014 Youth Olympics. Stevenson is also famous as ‘Fearless’ in the sport.

In terms of his personal life, Shakur Stevenson is the eldest of nine children. His parents named him after the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Stevenson started boxing at five and has never looked back.

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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)

Nakathila, on the other hand, has had a very low-profile rise in the sport. As a result, there is not much information about him. However, we know that he started his career with an 11-fight win streak and won several WBO regional titles. He goes by the nickname, ‘Low Key.’

Thus, this is what you need to know about the two fighters before they step into the ring. What do you make of this fight? Do you think it will be another easy win for Stevenson?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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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