Shakur Stevenson vs. Jeremiah Nakathila: Undercard Predictions

Published 06/12/2021, 4:09 AM EDT

Shakur Stevenson will return to the ring in a bid to extend his unbeaten record to 16-0. The American superstar will face yet another low-profile opponent as he takes on Namibian Jeremiah Nakathila.


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Nakathila and Shakur Stevenson will fight in a 12-round bout as the main event of the card later tonight. And despite the talk surrounding the main event, the card will also feature many undercard fights. So, we inspect the fights and see who will win.



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Jahi Tucker vs. Ysrael Barboza

In the first fight of the night, undefeated American Jahi Tucker will face Ysrael Barboza. Tucker goes into the bout with a perfect 3-0 record (2 knockouts). Barboza enters the ring tonight with a 3-1-1 record with all three knockout wins. As both fighters are evenly matched on paper, it could be a close fight.

Prediction: Ysrael Barboza to win via knockout

Kasir Goldston vs. Maurice Anthony

The second bout of the night will feature an all-American fight as undefeated Kasir Goldston will face compatriot Maurice Anthony. Goldston goes into the fight with a 2-0 record with 1 KO. Anthony comes into the bout with a 3-1 record with 3 knockouts.

Prediction: Kasir Goldston to win via decision

LaQuan Evans vs. Troy Isley

The third bout on the card will showcase a super-middleweight clash between LaQuan Evans and Troy Isley. The former goes into the bout with a 4-1 record (2 KOs). Whereas, Isley is a young fighter with a 1-0 record.

Prediction: Isley to win via decision

Bryan Lua vs. Frevian Gonzalez Robles

Fight number four on the night will feature two undefeated fighters in Bryan Lua and Frevian Robles. Lua comes into the bout on a 7-fight win streak with 3 knockouts; Robles comes into the fight with a 4-0 record with 1 knockout.

Prediction: Brian Lua to win by knockout

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Xander Zayas vs. Larry Fryers

The fifth fight of the evening will feature exciting welterweight prospect Xander Zayas against Larry Fryers. Zayas goes into the bout undefeated with 8 victories and 6 knockouts. Fryers comes into the fight with an 11-3 record (3 knockouts).

Prediction: Xander Zayas to win by knockout

John Bauza vs. Christon Edwards

Another exciting fight on the card features Americans John Bauza vs. Christon Edwards. Bauza goes into the bout unbeaten with 14 victories. Edwards comes into the fight with a 12-2 record.

Prediction: John Bauza to win via decision

Manuel Rey Rojas vs. Tyler McCreary

Another all-American bout features Manuel Rey Rojas take on Tyler McCreary. While the latter comes into the bout with a 16-1-1 record (7 KO), the former enters the ring with a 20-5 record with 6 knockouts.

Prediction: Tyler McCreary to win via knockout

Jose Pedraza vs. Julian Rodriguez


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The co-main event will be an exciting fight between Jose Pedraza and undefeated Julian Rodriguez. The Puerto Rican comes into the bout with heaps of experience and a 28-3 record with 13 knockouts. Julian Rodriguez (21-0) has 14 knockouts.

Prediction: Julian Rodriguez to win by TKO.

What do you make of all the undercard fights for Shakur Stevenson vs. Jeremiah Nakathila? Who do you think will come out on top in these fights?


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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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