Will Nakathila Fail To Capitalize On The Biggest Win Of His Career?

Why Has Jeremia Nakathila Gone MIA?

Jeremia Nakathila defeats Miguel Berchelt
Jeremia Nakathila defeats Miguel Berchelt | Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jeremia Nakathila Has Fallen Silent After Upsetting Berchelt

On March 26, lightweight contender Jeremia “Low Key” Nakathila (23-2, 19KO) picked up the biggest win of his career. He upset former WBC junior featherweight champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt by stoppage. However, instead of being thrust into the spotlight, ‘Low Key’ has been quietly living up to his nickname.

Many fans are still not familiar with Nakathila because most of his fights have been in his home country of Namibia. He worked through the ranks up to winning the WBO Global junior lightweight title. Unfortunately, two-divisional champion Shakur Stevenson would blunt Nakathila’s momentum in 2021.

Yet Nakathila would persevere! He got back on the horse with his win over Berchelt. While the win was a statement-making return, that is all the noise fans have heard from Low Key since.


In truth, Nakathila’s victory over Berchelt was not everything he had for. One thing that plagued the result was many felt Berchelt was shell-shocked after suffering a devastating knockout by Oscar Valdez prior. Receiving only partial credit for the victory numbed the effects of his ensuing callout of undisputed champion Devin Haney.

Nakathila’s inability to take advantage of the situation is causing his career to slip into irrelevance. Only two months remain in 2022. The #7 WBO and #9 WBC ranked fighter needs to make a move soon . Otherwise, he will risk being further defined by his nickname for the worse.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."