jap lightweight contender Masayoshi Nakatani (18-1, 12 KOs) will be coming to make an announcement on Saturday nighttime, when he faces Puerto Rico’s Felix Verdeko at the MGM Grand’s conference core in Las Vegas.
the cardboard is headlined with the aid of Shakur Stevenson’s tremendous featherweight clash with Toka Kahn-Clary.
Nakatani is coming off a twelve round unanimous decision to loss to Teofimo Lopez, which took place in July 2019.
whereas Lopez gained by way of a hefty margin on the scorecards, it turned into a tough fight and Nakatani become competitive with the boxer many now view because the top dog of the weight class. In his subsequent two fights, Lopez defeated each Richard Commey and Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify the WBO, IBF, WBC Franchise, WBA titles.
Nakatani isn’t seeking to go the distance, he desires to knocked Verdejo out.
“I’m now not involved in regards to the lengthy inactivity. I’ve been working towards challenging. Fights backyard of Japan, potent punches are essential, and i need to center of attention on that for this combat. Boxing isn’t fought with height. it’s all concerning the punches, and that’s why I’m coming to knock him out,” Nakatani pointed out.
Verdejo has now received 4 bouts in a row seeing that struggling his handiest defeat, a stoppage loss by the hands of Antonio Lozada back in March of 2018.
In his closing time out, Verdejo blew away undefeated Will Madera in a single circular. He cannot come up with the money for a different defeat – as it would kill his chance for a potential 2021 conflict with Lopez.
“everything has long gone very smartly when you consider that I even have been practicing with Ismael Salas in Las Vegas. The exchange has been from heaven to earth. I’ve seen the adjustments in me. i am in mind-blowing condition. I have faith in my knowledge and on the work I actually have executed, however I don’t fail to notice any opponent,” Verdejo referred to.