One of the best boxers in the world will look to get back in the win column this weekend when Vasiliy Lomachenko returns to the ring to face Masayoshi Nakatani. The action takes place on Saturday from Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+).
Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KO) will be fighting for the first time since an upset loss to Teofimo Lopez this past October. The loss cost Lomachenko his WBA and WBO lightweight titles as the division moved fully into a youth movement that seemed to leave Lomachenko out of most conversations of the biggest potential fights at 135 pounds.
Despite focus for many shifting to Lopez, Gervonta Davis, Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia, Lomachenko securing a rematch with Lopez remains a strong possibility for his next fight should he pick up a win against Nakatani.
This fight is not a gentle…