Is Lomachenko-Nakatani Grand Prize Teofimo Lopez?
The undisputed title at present belongs within the arms of Teofimo Lopez however Saturday evening, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Masayoshi Nakatani look to get one step nearer with each dealing with him once more after they face off on ESPN+ from the Virgin Resorts Las Vegas.
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The story for Lomachenko is straightforward. Final evening he misplaced to Lopez in what Adam Abramowitz of Saturday Night time Boxing known as “interpretative dance” and also you’d be hard-pressed to suppose in any other case. At first, he blamed every part concerning the loss on something he may grasp straws at. I imply, how humorous was it that he blamed Compubox out of all issues?
However let’s quick ahead to Saturday as Lomachenko seems to concentrate on Nakatani as he appeared to get again into the ring for the reason that loss final October.
“I’ve a combat this Saturday, and after that, we are able to discuss a rematch. I would like it!” Lomachenko stated Thursday on the remaining press convention Saturday main into his match with Nakatani.
Within the different nook dealing with him is Nakatani, who has been on the identical mission. He earned it by rebounding from his loss to Lopez in 2019 by getting up off the deck twice and knocking out now-disgraced fighter Felix Verdejo final December.
“When this combat got here up, I felt that it’s the greatest combat of my profession. However getting the combat doesn’t imply something. I have to win for this combat to imply one thing. I’m going to win!” Nakatani stated.
The winner of this bout may arrange the potential of a rematch with Lopez for each. It’ll be attention-grabbing when it occurs as Lopez continues to be ready on his repeatedly delayed contest in opposition to George Kambosos Jr. to take form. With Lopez planning a future combat with High Rank down the road, we’ll see if these two get an opportunity to revenge their losses.