Nakathila moves up on WBO world rankings

10 Jan 2018 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 10 JAN (NAMP) – Namibia’s junior lightweight boxer Jeremiah ‘Low Key’ Nakathila has moved three places up in the latest World Boxing Organisation (WBO) world ratings released in January.
This rating comes after his impressive victory against the highly rated Sibusiso Zingange from South Africa in December 2017.
Nakathila is now rated sixth by the WBO from the previous ninth position he had in November.
A statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday by his boxing stable, the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy, quoted the boxer as saying he was excited about his improved world rating.
“Joining the MTC Sunshine team has been the best decision of my boxing career and I know that 2018 will hold great things for me.
“The junior lightweight division is very competitive with [Vasyl] Lomanchenko being the current world champion, but I’m not intimidated and will do my best to continue winning until I get to the number one spot,” Nakathila said.
Promoter and chairperson of the boxing stable, Nestor Tobias, was also quoted in the same statement as saying Nakathila is the future of boxing.
“We are excited to have so much talent in our gym. We have the depth in so many weight classes and this talent is testimony that our future is bright and that we will continue to make a positive mark on the international boxing scene,” Tobias said.
He added that Nakathila is focused, hardworking and that if he continues to fight tough opponents, he can only do his world rating good.