By Ken Hissner: On the Virgin Motels, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bob Arum’s Prime Rank, over ESPN+ introduced within the Foremost Occasion former 3-division world champion Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko stopped Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani in 9 rounds.
Within the co-feature middleweight, Kazakhstan’s former 2016 Olympian Zhanibek Alimkhanuly stopped former WBA Middleweight world champion Rob “Bravo” Brant after eight rounds.
Within the Foremost Occasion, former 3-division world champion southpaw Vasyl “Loma” Lomachenko, 15-2 (11), #134.6, of UKR and Oxnard, CA, stopped WBO Inter-Continental champion Masayoshi Nakatani, 19-2 (13), #134.4, of Tokyo, JAP, at 1:48 of the ninth spherical of a scheduled 12.
Within the first spherical, a conflict of heads induced a lower on the hairline of Lomachenko. Within the second spherical, Lomachenko rocked Nakatani with a left cross on the chin midway via the spherical.
Within the third spherical, Lomachenko dominated, hurting Nakatani with a lead left on the chin. Within the fourth, Lomachenko continued outsmarting Nakatani. Within the ultimate seconds of the spherical proper, adopted by a left from Lomachenko on the top dropped Nakatani simply earlier than the bell sounded.
Within the sixth spherical, Lomachenko had Nakatani bleeding from the nostril, mouth, and proper eyebrow. Within the seventh spherical, Lomachenko had the precise eye of Nakatani virtually closed and had Nakatani harm on the bell. Within the ninth spherical, Lomachenko labored the ring properly, having Nakatani bewildered for probably the most half. Contained in the two-minute mark.
Lomachenko had Nakatani badly harm with punches to the chin from each fingers. The followers had been going wild for the previous champ. Lomachenko had Nakatani out on his toes, touchdown a pair of lefts on the chin having him dropping to the canvas when referee Celestino Ruiz stepped in to name a halt.
Within the co-feature, southpaw Olympian Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, 10-0 (6), #159.6, of KAZ and Oxnard, CA, stopped former WBA Center champ Rob “Bravo” Brant, 26-2 (18), #159.6, of Dallas, TX, after 8 rounds of a scheduled 10 rounds.
Within the first seven rounds, it was all Alimkhanuly. On the finish of the eighth spherical, the nook of Brant wouldn’t permit him out of the nook.
Welter southpaw Giovani “Gallo de Oro” Santillan, 27-0 (15), #147 ½, of San Diego, CA, defeated Cecil McCalla, 23-5 (10), #147 ¼, of Randallstown, MD, over 10 rounds.
Within the first spherical, it was all Santillan. Within the third, McCalla got here again properly. Within the subsequent 4 rounds, Santillan outworked McCalla. Within the eighth and ultimate spherical, Santillan had McCalla towards the ropes in a spirited spherical.
Scores had been 80-72, 78-74, and 79-73, with this author 79-73.
Bantamweight southpaw Robert Rodriguez, Jr., 9-1-1 (5), #118 ¾, of San Antonio, TX, misplaced to southpaw Luis Fernando Saaverda 9-6 (3), #118 ¾, of MEX and Santa Paula, CA, over 6 rounds.
Within the first three rounds, it was shut, with Saaverda having an edge. Within the fourth and fifth, Rodriguez got here again properly. Within the sixth and ultimate spherical, Saaverda, for some motive, went southpaw to orthodox and again, taking the spherical. The referee was Tony Weeks.
Scores had been 59-55 and 60-54 twice with this author 59-55.