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Shakur Stevenson is hunting Herring

Shakur Stevenson is hunting Herring
Shakur Stevenson is chasing a WBO super-featherweight title shot, writes Paul Wheeler

Shakur Stevenson is chasing a WBO super-featherweight title shot, writes Paul Wheeler THIS Saturday (June 12) at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas resort, a capacity crowd will be allowed into the arena to witness the super-featherweight 12-rounder between highly touted American Shakur Stevenson and unheralded Namibian Jeremiah Nakathila.Nakathila has been a professional for three-and-a-half years longer than the Newark, New Jersey native, but he is taking a huge leap up in class this weekend, as evidenced by the fact that Stevenson is a 1/50 betting favourite.In the 10-round super-lightweight chief support, ex-IBF super-featherweight and WBO lightweight titlist Jose Pedraza (Cidra, Puerto Rico) meets the undefeated but largely untested Julian Rodriguez (Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey).On the same night that Stevenson swept aside Clary, Nakathila, 31, was busy doing likewise to the outgunned Emmanuel Amos, who was KO’d in the second round.

Ducking low to avoid incoming shots, he is able to disrupt the rhythm of his foes with his ungainly smothering tactics.Six months later, he flawlessly outclassed the gritty Toka Kahn Clary on a shutout unanimous decision.

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