Vasily Lomachenko Vs Masayoshi Nakatani Full Fight Video Highlights 26/6/2021
Former Unified Lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko plots his way back to title contention on Saturday night when he takes on top contender Masayoshi Nakatani in a 12 round battle at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
Lomachenko will be fighting for the first time since losing his WBA, WBO and WBC franchise championship belts to reigning champion Teofimo Lopez back in October at the MGM Grand Arena.
Lomachenko is taking a tougher route back to the top by taking on the Physically larger Nakatani, who will also be entering the fight on the back of a knockout victory over Felix Verdejo. Nakatani has about five inches height advantage over the former Unified champion.
Nakatani is a tough warrior, who in his last outing rallied back from two knockdowns to win by knockout, in a fight the could possibly end up a “fight of the year candidate”. Before then, was his impressive back and forth battle with the champion Teofimo Lopez.
Lomachenko fought for the WBA featherweight belt in just his second professional career fight and despite failing in his first attempt, defeated the then undefeated Gary Russell Jr. a fight after to become a world champion. Before his loss, Lomachenko was regarded as one of the top pound for pound champions, if not No. 1.
There has been talks of a possible move up the weight class and back to super featherweight but Loma has chosen to stay and his journey back to the top has a big road block in Nakatani.