The head of the Top Rank promotion company Bob Arum said he plans to return former lightweight leader Vasily Lomachenko for the summer. According to the promoter, he is interested in organizing a fight between the Ukrainian and the Japanese Masayoshi Nakatani.
“We spoke with Lomachenko. We are aiming for his return in early summer. Lomachenko is tired of fighting in bubbles. He sells tickets well, so we think we can give him a fight in the beginning of the summer in the USA.
Perhaps his rival will be a guy from Japan – Nakatani, who knocked out Verdejo and walked the entire distance with Lopez. Nakatani is a lightweight with a very heavy hit. We see him as a rival for Lomachenko, “- said Bob Arum in an interview with YouTube channel iFL TV.
Recall that Lomachenko had his last fight in October, losing to Teofimo Lopez by unanimous decision in the fight for the title of absolute world champion in the lightweight division.