This is an excellent fight between former lightweight king Vasyl Lomachenko and tough contender Masayoshi Nakatani. Lomachenko needs a win here to continue his career at the top level and honestly needs a good performance to be considered still in the mix at lightweight. Nakatani is coming off a good win over Felix Verdejo where he was behind on the score cards before getting a knockout.
Nakatani is very big for the weight and has shown some power though doesn’t have great technical skills. I think the biggest problem he has is his defence which is severely lacking as opponents land a huge amount of punches on him.
Vasyl Lomachenko is a very unorthodox fighter who has great skills though not a lot of power. He’s not a big lightweight but normally makes up for it with his skill set.
I personally think Lomachenko will be too skilled for Nakatani and will hurt and finish him down the stretch due to consistent body work. Nakatani will certainly land his own punches but it won’t be enough.