Lomachenko came very motivated for this fight in order to dominate his rival in a more convincing way than his previous opponent Teofimo Lopez.
And he did indeed succeed, winning solidly by tko in round 9. Teofimo for his part beat Nakatani on points in a fairly competitive fight in 2019. This does not mean that Lomachenko is better, boxing is a sport of styles and for Lomachenko this was a rival that adapted to his strategy.
Talking with Teofimo`s father about the Nakatani fight VS Loma, he said that it was impressive, and now they can go forward for the rematch because they know they can make a lot of money, and they also want to prove that Teofimo is the best pound for pound boxer in the world.
Let’s see what is coming with these fighters.Yesterday, on Saturday we had very good fights , now it is time for THE BEST FIGHTING the best like old times boxers did.
Loma (15wins 11 kos, 2 loses by points) looked very impressive and still has the MATRIX. Is it enough to win against Teofimo Lopez (16 wins 12 kos, 0 loses) the younger lion.
The bout began with a far faster start from Loma than the one he made against Teofimo Lopez. However, he also faced early adversity as he suffered a cut from a head clash which left blood running into his eye. Thanks to good work from the cutman in his corner though, this did not prove to be a big issue as he built a lead in the first half of the fight.
Lomachenko was simply too accurate for Nakatani, regardless of the 6ft fighter’s giant significant advantage.
In round five, Loma floored him for the first time in the contest. Despite Nakatani’s regular holding, a blistering combination from the smaller man on the inside saw him fall to the canvas.
VIDEO Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani June 27 2021
You can watch the video of the full fight of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani below.
He made it to his feet and survived the round, but suffered further punishment in the sixth and seventh sessions.
The end came in round nine as Lomachenko hurt Nakatani with another accurate barrage and the referee stopped the contest.
Vasyl Lomachenko KO Masayoshi Nakatani