Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Stevenson vs Nakathila?
Shakur Stevenson beat Jeremia Nakathila by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 12th June 2021 at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 120-107, 120-108, 120-108 in favor of winner Shakur Stevenson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Pedraza vs Rodriguez.
Stevenson vs Nakathila stats
Back in June 2021, Shakur Stevenson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jeremia Nakathila made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nakathila had a large advantage in power over Stevenson, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Stevenson's 53%.
Shakur Stevenson was the younger man by 7 years, at 24 years old.
Nakathila had a height advantage of 5 inches over Stevenson.
Shakur Stevenson fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jeremia Nakathila was an orthodox fighter.
Stevenson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 6 months later than Nakathila, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 145 to Nakathila's 116.
Shakur Stevenson went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at super featherweight.
Jeremia Nakathila was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Stevenson vs Nakathila form
Stevenson remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Felix Caraballo on 9th June 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joet Gonzalez on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat Alberto Guevara on 13th July 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Prudential Center, New Jersey.
He had defeated Christopher Diaz on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Stevenson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Nakathila's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What time did Stevenson vs Nakathila start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Stevenson vs Nakathila?
Shakur Stevenson was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Jeremia Nakathila made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.