Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani Predictions & Tips

Dave Kuzio:
Lomachenko

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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