COMEBACK! Vasyl Lomachenko Obliterates Masayoshi Nakatani Inside 9 Rounds

Published 06/26/2021, 11:48 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 11: Vasiliy Lomachenko poses on the scale during his official weigh-in ahead of his unified lightweight title defense against Anthony Crolla at Los Angeles Convention Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)


The main event of boxing between Vasyl Lomachenko and Masayoshi Nakatani stayed true to the hype created around it. Both the fighters went all guns blazing against each other to keep the fans entertained throughout. However, in the end, it was Vasyl Lomachenko who came out on top to win this fight in a sensational fashion.

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As the fight began, the favorite, Lomachenko, showed some slick defense alongside landing his solid left hands. In round 1 itself, the duo head-butted each other, which eventually left ‘Loma’s face bloodied. But he collected himself to begin his game plan.

‘Loma’ adapted an offensive approach as the fight progressed and he only got better. He landed some slick combinations too, staggering the Japanese boxer. With that, Lomachenko even employed his defense to the test.

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The lanky Nakatani seemed eager to land his powerful right hands, but his adversary didn’t let him do the same. Moving further, the Ukrainian boxer began attacking Nakatani’s body with his jabs. The Japanese boxer too picked up pace in the later rounds and attacked ‘Loma’s body with a combination of powerful hits.

Moving further’ Lomachenko shook Nakatani by knocking him down in round 5. He even assaulted Nakatani in round 6 of the fight and was on the verge of knocking him down again. Lomachenko showed his all-round prowess in this contest. He certainly impressed everyone with his high-class performance.

With this astonishing win in this clash, Lomachenko crushed all his naysayers and proved that he isn’t done yet.

Vasyl Lomachenko – A true warrior

With a win over his Japanese foe, the Ukrainian boxer improved his resume to 15 wins and seemingly moved a step closer towards regaining his titles.

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‘Loma’ showed an improved version of himself in this epic encounter. He dictated the pace of the fight throughout. ‘The Matrix’ didn’t let Nakatani take control of the ring and as a result, he smothered the 32-year-old, proving that he is a true warrior.

With that, Lomachenko has now garnered immense attention. Hence, everyone will be keen to see him back in action soon.

How would you rate the Ukrainian fighter’s performance in this bout?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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