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What is Masayoshi Nakatani's boxing record?

Japanese boxer, Masayoshi Nakatani, has a nearly spotless boxing record. Will that record change when he returns to the ring to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko?

Masayoshi Nakatani
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Masayoshi Nakatani is a Japanese professional boxer who competes in the lightweight division. The 32-year-old made his professional debut in 2011 against Katsuhisa Shiokawa, thus he has significant experience under his belt.

The 6’0” foot boxer from Osaka, Japan is known to be very exciting to watch. In fact, Top Rank tweeted that the Nakatani-Verdejo fight was the “fight of the year.”

However, Nakatani has less experience fighting in the United States having first debuted in the United States in 2019. Nakatani lost his first fight in the United States against Teófimo López for the IBF lightweight title to a unanimous decision.

While Nakatani lost that fight, he has a nearly spotless record.

What is Masayoshi Nakatani’s boxing record?

Nakatani’s record stands at 19 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws.

When is Masayoshi Nakatani's next fight?

In a 2020 fight, Nakatani sustained a fractured right orbital bone during a 10-round fight against Felix Verdejo. Due to this injury, his return to boxing was temporarily delayed. His return was then further delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nakatani’s next fight is against Vasiliy Lomachenko, who also has a nearly spotless boxing record of 14 wins and 2 losses. The two will take each other on on June 26th at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.