Vasyl Lomachenko returns to the ring this weekend seeking to bounce again from his shock defeat to Teofimo Lopez.
Lomachenko was broadly thought to be probably the greatest pound-for-pound fighters within the sport however was surprised by Lopez in October.
It was a humbling defeat for the Ukrainian who misplaced his WBA, WBO, and The Ring light-weight titles.
Now, he’ll be wanting to hit again when he faces Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas this weekend.
Nakatani has a file of 19 wins and one defeat, which additionally got here in opposition to Lopez, and beat Felix Verdejo in final outing in December.
It must be one other robust take a look at for Lomachenko however he’ll be wanting to placed on a present and doubtlessly arrange a rematch with Lopez.
Lomachenko v Nakatani: Date and tips on how to watch
This 12-round light-weight bout will happen on Saturday, June 26 and is being held on the Virgin Accommodations Las Vegas.
The ring walks for Lomachenko v Nakatani are anticipated from 5am on Sunday morning UK time.
The night time’s motion will probably be proven on Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion and Sky Sports activities Motion from 3am on Sunday morning.
Sky Sports activities prospects can stay stream this through the Sky app utilizing cell, pill or pc gadgets.
You can too buy a Sky Sports activities Day Move from NowTV for £9.99.
Lomachenko v Nakatani: Undercard
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- MAIN EVENT: Vasyl Lomachenko v Masayoshi Nakatani
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- Giovani Santillan v Cecil McCalla
- Robert Rodriguez v Luis Fernando Saavedra
- Guido Vianello v Marlon Williams
- Floyd Diaz v Jaime Jasso
- Subaru Murata v Keven Monroy
Lomachenko v Nakatani: What’s been stated?
Promoter Bob Arum believes Nakatani will give Lomachenko a tricky take a look at this weekend.
He stated: “I imply look what he Nakatani did with Felix Verdejo [in his last fight] and he additionally gave Teofimo suits.
“No, Nakatani is actual.
“I give Loma credit score for, Loma would by no means take a tomato can or a simple combat.
“He needs the hardest fights.”