Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani Predictions & Tips

Dave Kuzio:

Vasyl Lomachenko returns to the ring for the first time since losing his WBA (Super), WBO and The Ring lightweight titles when he takes on Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas.

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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani Predictions & Tips

The last time we saw Ukrainian superstar Lomachenko in the ring he was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision as he lost his WBA (Super), WBO and The Ring titles to American Teofimo Lopez.

It was somewhat of a surprise as it was only the second defeat of Lomachenko’s career and his first loss in six and a half years.

The Ukrainian is still a little bitter about his defeat and believes he at least deserved a draw against Lopez. Lomachenko is determined to secure a rematch, although Lopez is not willing to offer him that luxury – but we all know that money talks and if the money is right, we might get to see this fight again.

Lomachenko might be 4 and a half inches shorter than Nakatani, but I cannot see that being a problem. Loma has been in the ring with a lot more fighters dangerous than his Japanese opponent, and I feel he will use this as a workout and cruise through the 12 rounds without needing to step it up a gear.

Nakatani is a capable fighter and has only lost one fight since turning professional in 2011, that defeat was the first time he had been in the ring with a world-class opponent and that guy was Lopez.

The 32-year-old went the distance with Lopez – just as Loma did – but he never caused him any real problems and I feel he will not get knocked out but he will not have the class to outscore Lomachenko.

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