Vasiliy Lomachenko sends message to Teofimo Lopez following resounding win over Masayoshi Nakatani

Lomachenko back to his best on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

Vasiliy Lomachenko is confident of securing a rematch with Teofimo Lopez following his resounding victory over Masayoshi Nakatani.

The three-weight world champion dropped his opponent in the fifth round before sending him to the mat again in the ninth.

A clash of heads in the opening round left Lomachenko with a cut above his forehead but he maintained his devastating rhythm, scoring his first knockdown of the contest with a flurry of shots just before the bell.

There was no respite for Nakatani as the assault continued with the Ukrainian now hoping to secure a rematch with Lopez.

Lopez secured a huge victory over the 33-year-old last September, retraining his IBF title and adding the WBO and WBA belts to his collection.

Lomachenko lost his world titles to Lopez last year (Picture: Getty)

The New Yorker was set to fight George Kambosos Jr this weekend only for a positive Covid test to derail those plans.

‘I’m happy because I won,’ Lomachenko said.

‘All the strategies that we developed with my team worked. I reached all my goals. I won and now I’m back on track.

‘Everybody saw how I won this fight, and everybody is waiting for the rematch with Lopez, so let’s make a rematch.”

‘He has a fight in the future with Kambosos.

‘But how about after, at the beginning of next year. December, January, February, I am waiting.

‘I’m happy about this if they are ready to give me a rematch after all I’ve done, after this fight. I am happy about this opportunity.’

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