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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani: undercard, how to watch online

Former three-weight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko makes his return to the ring on 26 June. Here’s all the info on how to watch the fight.

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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani: undercard, how to watch online

Future Hall of Famer Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KO’s) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on Saturday at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas against Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1, 13 KO’s).

Lomachenko vs Nakatani

‘Loma’ was last in action in October 2020, when he lost a unanimous decision against Teófimo López and lost unified WBA and WBO titles. Before his surprising defeat Lomachenko was on a 13-winning streak, including victories against Luke Campbell, José Pedraza and Jorge Linares.

His opponent, the Japanese boxer Masayoshi Nakatani, won his previous bout in December 2020 via a ninth-round TKO against Félix Verdejo. With the win, he bounced back from the defeat suffered by unanimous decision against López.

The Ukrainian’s superior skill, speed, timing and footwork should prove too much for the Asian fighter, although Nakatani is the bigger of the two, which could create some problems for ‘The Matrix’.

How to watch Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani

United States: Boxing fans in the US can watch Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani live stream on ESPN+.

The start time is scheduled for Saturday, June 26 at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.

Outside United States: In other countries, including Spain, Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia, Germany, Netherlands and Greece, Lomachenko vs Nakatani airs live on FITE TV.

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani: undercard

In the co-main event Rob Brant faces off Janibek Alimkhanuly. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds at middleweight.

Brant (26-2, 18 KOs) is a former WBA ‘Regular’ middleweight champion. He is coming off the win via fifth-round RTD against Vitalii Kopylenka.

Undefeated Alimkhanuly (9-0, 7 KOs) from Kazakhstan won his previous bout by knockout in the second round against Gonzala Coria, retaining his WBO Global middleweight title.

Main Card

Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani, 12 rounds, lightweight

Janibek Alimkhanuly vs Rob Brant, 10 rounds, middleweight

Undercard

Giovani Santillan vs Cecil McCalla, 10 rounds, welterweight

Guido Vianello vs Marlon Williams, 4 rounds, heavyweight

Robert Rodriguez vs Luis Fernando Saavedra, 6 rounds, bantamweight

Subaru Murata vs Keven Monroy, 4 rounds, junior featherweight

Floyd Diaz vs Jaime Jasso (2-0), 4 rounds, bantamweight