Masayoshi Nakatani predicting win against Vasily Lomachenko ⋆ Boxing News 24
By William Lloyd: Masayoshi Nakatani predicts that he’ll win on Saturday night when he takes on the recently dethroned former lightweight champion Vasily ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko on ESPN at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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During the face-off on Thursday at the final press conference, the 5’6″ Lomachenko joked with the much taller 5’11 1/2″ Nakatani, trying to bring him down to his height.
Nakatani (19-1, 10 KOs) needs a victory against the former three-division world champion to get in position for a world title shot, be it against WBC champion Devin Haney or possibly IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO champ Teofimo Lopez.
Although there’s no guarantee, Lomachenko has a slight chance of getting a rematch against Teofimo if he’s victorious on Saturday. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum would like to put the two of them back in…