After losing to Teofimo Lopez last October, a cloud of uncertainty hung over future Hall of Famer Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Was the Ukranian going to bring his decorated career to an end or would he look to win the WBA, WBO and IBF titles for a second time?
The 33-year-old has opted for the latter and begins the road to another world title shot against Masayoshi Nakatani.
The Japanese fighter is a solid opponent for Lomachenko who will be expected to easily overcome Nakatani with superior skill, speed, timing and footwork. However, Nakatani’s height may prove a problem for the two-time Olympic gold medallist.
This could be a tough night for Lomachenko if Nakatani has the right plan of attack and can exploit any lingering shoulder issues the pound-for-pound legend might have, but it looks unlikely.
Here’s how you can watch Lomachenko vs. Nakatani.
When is Lomachenko vs. Nakatani? Date, Start Time
- Date: Saturday, June 26
- Time: 3:00 a.m./10:00 p.m.
The Lomachenko vs. Nakatani card takes place this coming Saturday, and the main bill of fights is set to commence from 22:00 local time.
What channel/stream is Lomachenko vs. Nakatani?
- UK: Sky Sports
- US: ESPN+
Sky Sports will broadcast the fight in the UK, while ESPN+ will stream the fight in the US.
Where is the Lomachenko vs. Nakatani fight?
The card will take place at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Vasiliy Lomachenko Record and Bio
- Nationality: Ukrainian
- Born: February 17th 1988
- Height: 5ft 7ins
- Reach: 65.5ins
- Total Fights: 16
- Record: 14-2 with 10 KOs
Masayoshi Nakatani Record and Bio
- Nationality: Japanese
- Born: March 8th 1989
- Height: 5ft 11.5ins
- Reach: 71ins
- Total Fights: 20
- Record: 19-1 with 13 KOs
Lomachenko vs. Nakatani Fight Card
- Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Masayoshi Nakatani; Lightweight
- Rob Brant vs. Janibek Alimkhanuly; Middleweight