UK start time, full undercard, live stream and TV channel as ‘Matrix’ looks to hit back from Teofimo Lopez defeat
Vasyl Lomachenko returns to the ring tonight looking to bounce back from his shock defeat to Teofimo Lopez.
Lomachenko was widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport but was stunned by Lopez in October.
It was a humbling defeat for the Ukrainian who lost his WBA, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles.
Now, he’ll be eager to hit back when he faces Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas this weekend.
Nakatani has a record of 19 wins and one defeat, which also came against Lopez, and beat Felix Verdejo in last outing in December.
It should be another tough test for Lomachenko but he’ll be eager to put on a show and potentially set up a rematch with Lopez.
Lomachenko v Nakatani: Date and how to watch
This 12-round lightweight bout will take place on Saturday, June 26 and is being held at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
The ring walks for Lomachenko v Nakatani are expected from 5am on Sunday morning UK time.
The night’s action will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 3am on Sunday morning.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the Sky app using mobile, tablet or computer devices.
You can also purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
Lomachenko v Nakatani: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Vasyl Lomachenko v Masayoshi Nakatani
- Zhanibek Alimkhanuly v Rob Brant
- Giovani Santillan v Cecil McCalla
- Robert Rodriguez v Luis Fernando Saavedra
- Guido Vianello v Marlon Williams
- Floyd Diaz v Jaime Jasso
- Subaru Murata v Keven Monroy
Lomachenko v Nakatani: What’s been said?
Vasyl Lomachenko is eager to face Teofimo Lopez again soon should he see off Masayoshi Nakatani.
Lomachenko said: “I can’t wait to be back in the ring. I’m very excited and I want to show my best skills.
“I want to prove to myself, my family, my friends, my team, who I am in the ring.
“He is a tough guy. He has the height and the reach. I think he is a very good boxer. That’s why he was my choice as an opponent.
“It’s great to have fans. They push us in the ring. They give us energy.
“I have a fight this Saturday, and after that, we can talk about a rematch. I want it!”
Meanwhile, Nakatani said: “This is a fight that I have to win and that I want to win.
“When this fight came up, I felt that it is the biggest fight of my career. But getting the fight doesn’t mean anything.
“I must win for this fight to mean something. I’m going to win!”