Top Rank Boxing wraps up its June schedule with a lightweight showdown between former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) and Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1, 13 KOs). This is Lomachenko’s first fight since losing his belts to Teofimo Lopez in October of last year, and Nakatani is coming off a dramatic KO of Felix Verdejo last December. Japan’s Nakatani notably took Teofimo Lopez the 12-round distance in a decision loss.
Betting odds have Lomachenko as a -1200 favorite but Nakatani figures to be a live dog at 5’11” and with good all-around boxing skills. We’ll see whether vintage Loma emerges or if Nakatani can pull off a shocking upset.
The main card of this ESPN+ exclusive broadcast starts at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Prelims are at 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT. You can discuss the event here and we’ll have a results and highlights post afterward.
ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – Main Card
Vasiliy Lomachenko def. Masayoshi Nakatani by TKO at 1:48 of round 9
Janibek Alimkhanuly def. Rob Brant by corner stoppage TKO at 3:00 of round 8
ESPN+, 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. PT – Preliminary Card
Giovani Santillan def. Cecil McCalla by unanimous decision (80-72, 79-73, 78-74)
Luis Fernando Saavedra def. Robert Rodriguez by unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 59-55)
Guido Vianello def. Marlon Williams by TKO at :01 of round 2
Floyd Diaz def. Jaime Jasso by unanimous decision (40-36 x3)
Subaru Murata def. Keven Monroy by TKO at 1:42 of round 2
DeMichael Harris def. Jonatan Hernan Godoy by corner stoppage TKO at 3:00 of round 3
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