WINDHOEK, June 2 (Xinhua) — Namibia’s boxing wonder kid, Jeremiah ‘low Key’ Nakathila on Wednesday sent a stern warning to America’s Shakur Stevenson ahead of the Interim WBO World Super Featherweight title scheduled on June 12 in Las Vegas.
“I am ready, it is time to put Namibia and Africa on the map. We are ready to have a world champion again,” Nakathila said during a press briefing and send-off event in Windhoek on Wednesday.
Nakathila, who boasts of a 21-1-0 record, is set to go toe to toe with USA’s Stevenson who boasts of a 15-0-0 record. The winner of the fight will face Jamel Herring for the WBO super featherweight title later in the year.
“I am not intimidated by Stevenson’s preparations ahead of the fight. What I can tell you is, be ready to celebrate,” he said.
Speaking to the media, Nakathila’s promoter, Nestor Tobias said their preparations ahead of the fight were fruitful, and they managed to have good opponents for Nakathila.
“He sparred with both orthodox and south-paw partners. We will not underestimate Stevenson and he should not underestimate us as well, as we will go for his blood,” he added.
Tobias said the Namibia team will leave for America on June 4 , so that he and his fighter can acclimatize before the fight.