Shakur stevenson did not feel at his best before Jeremiah Nakathila, after their fight for the interim title of the super featherweight of the OMB on Las Vegas.
“To be honest I didn’t like what I did. I felt that I could have done much better, “he commented. Shakur. “He is an uncomfortable fighter and throws strong punches, he also knows how to hug and then run away. He was a very strange fighter, that’s all. “
The fight ended with a unanimous decision in favor of Shakur stevenson who dominated 120-107 on the scorecards of the three judges.
The triumph puts him in the waiting line to face Jamell herring, who witnessed the match from ringside and is the division champion for the OMB.
“I apologize to all my fans, I did not feel good tonight, but I did what it took to win,” he wrote in Twitter. “Thank you for all your support, I promise that better fights will come in the future.”
I apologize to all my fans I didn’t feel good tonight but I did what I had to do to win .. Thank you for all da support I promise better for further fights to come 💪🏾
– Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) June 13, 2021
Shakur knocked down Nakhatila in the fourth round and the fight was never at risk for him, as he largely dominated the African in every episode.
He threw several precise blows, unlike the African who was imprecise in most of the blows he tried during the fight.
However, the performance of Nakhatila frustrated Shakur, who assured that now he will have to work more on some technical improvements for his future.
“I tried to get him out of the area a bit and landed some good shots at him,” he said. “I really didn’t like it, but I’m sure next time I’ll work on moving my head a little more and pushing forward a little more.”
Although there is the option to go for the belt Jamel herring of the OMB, Stevenson He has also previously stated that the fight he wants is against the Mexican Oscar Valdez.
The direction of the division is still unknown, after Bob arum indicate that Oscar will make his first defense against Robson Conceicao.