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Vasiliy Lomachenko Returns Saturday Night to battle Masayoshi Nakatani in Lightweight Main Even

Former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko is ready for the next chapter. Eight months after losing an undisputed lightweight title match to Teofimo Lopez, “Loma” returns Saturday night in a 12-round lightweight bout against Japanese contender Masayoshi Nakatani at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Vasiliy Lomachenko underwent shoulder surgery after his bout with Lopez, an injury he suffered during the fight and which he said prohibited him from throwing his lead right hook.

In the 10-round middleweight co-feature, undefeated sensation Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly will fight former world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant.