Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Junior lightweight champion, Jeremiah ‘Low-key’ Nakathila, has stepped up preparations ahead of his title defence against an unnamed opponent on 3 August at the Dome in Swakopmund.
Nakathila will be fighting on the same night as fellow country man, Albinius “Danny Boy” Felesianu, who has challenged for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Super-Lightweight world title against an opponent that is also yet to be announced.
Speaking to the Windhoek Observer upon his return from Omaruru where he was invited as a motivational speaker by Stone boxing club, Nakathila, who has a record of 15 fights and one loss, said he regards himself as one of the best boxers in the division.
“I am going to defend my title on 3 August, but we will inform the media about the opponent, as my promoter is still looking for one,” he said.
Nakathila, who is now ranked number five in the world, has tasted defeat only once in 2016, when he lost to Russian Evgeny Chuprakov in a WBO Inter-Continental Super featherweight title fight.
“Being ranked number five in the world means a lot to me. It also means that I have to work harder,” Nakathila said.