Vasyl Lomachenko returns to the ring this weekend to recover from his shock loss to Teofemo Lopez.
Lomachenko was widely regarded as one of the best fighters in the sport, but was surprised by Lopez in October.
Vasyl Lomachenko faces Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas this weekend
It was a humiliating defeat for the Ukrainian who lost his WBA, WBO and The Ring titles.
Now he’ll be eager to respond when he faces Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas this weekend.
Nakatani has 19 wins and one loss, which also came against Lopez, beating Felix Verdigo in the final round in December.
It should be another tough test for Lumachenko, but he will be eager to put in an offer and perhaps even set up a rematch with Lopez.
Lomachenko vs Nakatani match: when and how to watch
The 12-round lightweight bout will take place on Saturday, June 26 at Virgin Las Vegas hotels.
Lomachenko’s paces against Nakatani are expected to begin at 5am UK time on Sunday.
Tonight’s events will air on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 3am on Sunday.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live broadcast through the Sky app using mobile devices, tablets or computers.
You can also buy the Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
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Teofimo defeated Lopez Lomachenko by unanimous decision in October.
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Promoter Bob Arum believes Nakatani will put Lumchenko to the test this weekend.
He said, “I mean, look what Nakatani did with Felix Verdigo [in his last fight] And Theophimo gave spells.
“No, Nakatani is real.
“I give credit to Luma, Luma won’t take a can of tomatoes or an easy fight.
“He wants the toughest fights.”