Undefeated Teofimo Lopez weighed at 134.4 pounds due to his IBF lightweight title eliminator against Masayoshi Nakatani that Friday night on ESPN+ in the MGM National Harbor, at Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The battle will be shown on ESPN+ beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The winner of this Lopez vs. Nakatani is going to function as compulsory for IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey.
Date: July 19
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
The considerably taller 5’11 1/2″ Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) weighed in at 134.4 lbs as well. The Japanese fighter will probably be appreciating a 3 1/2 inch elevation and 3 inch gain edge within the 5’8″ Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) on Friday night. Throughout the face, Lopez needed to look around Nakatani.
There is no particularly good reason to decide on the 30-year-old Nakatani to conquer the 21-year-old rising feeling Lopez, not on paper. More probable than not, he’ll return into Japan and continue to function as OPBF winner after Friday.
Masayoshi Nakatani has up to now spent his whole professional career fighting Japan, largely against soft rivalry. So it is nothing against Nakatani, who’s fairly decent, but he is only running into a buzz saw here in Teofimo Lopez. Lopez is now being dressed as a member of Top Rank’s next generation of stars, also seems to possess all of the physical resources and showmanship to perform it. However, to put it clearly, there is only a good talent difference between Lopez and Nakatani, and Lopez essentially holds all of the benefits (especially in the rate and power division ).