Vasyl Lomachenko is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world right now. Ahead of his fight this weekend, we take a look at his journey to the top.
Lomachenko was introduced to the sport by his father who insisted he take dance lessons before he stepped into the ring. Many believe this tremendously helped his footwork.
Lomachenko has won not one but two Olympic gold medals. His first one was at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games and his second was at the 2012 Olympic games on London.
'Loma' secured his first world title win with a majority decision win over Gary Russell Jr to win the WBO featherweight title.
'Loma' became a three-division world champion after an impressive unanimous decision win over Jose Pedraza.
After a shock loss to Teofimo Lopez, Lomachenko aims to get back into the win column against Nakatani this weekend.