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Raymond Muratalla vs Jeremia Nakathila report
Who won Muratalla vs Nakathila?
Raymond Muratalla beat Jeremia Nakathila by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 20th May 2023 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Devin Haney beating Vasyl Lomachenko for the IBF World Lightweight, WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Junto Nakatani defeated Andrew Moloney for the WBO World Junior Bantamweight belt and Oscar Valdez was victorious over Adam Lopez.
Muratalla vs Nakathila stats
Raymond Muratalla stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Jeremia Nakathila made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Raymond Muratalla was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Nakathila had a height advantage of 4 inches over Muratalla.
Both Raymond Muratalla & Jeremia Nakathila fought out of an orthodox stance.
Muratalla was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 11 months later than Nakathila, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 71 to Nakathila's 116.
Jeremia Nakathila was ranked number 15 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Muratalla vs Nakathila form
Jeremia Nakathila had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Miguel Berchelt on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Resorts World Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ndodana Ncube on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Shakur Stevenson on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Emmanuel Amos on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek, Namibia.
He had won against Immanuel Andeleki on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Windhoek Country Club Resort, Windhoek.
Muratalla's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
Nakathila's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What time did Muratalla vs Nakathila start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Muratalla vs Nakathila?
Muratalla vs Nakathila was broadcast on ESPN+ PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.
What were the odds on Muratalla vs Nakathila?
Raymond Muratalla was a 19/50 (-260) favourite going into the contest, while Jeremia Nakathila made his way into the ring at 41/20 (+200) with oddsmakers.
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