Teofimo Lopez vs Masayoshi Nakatani

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Teofimo Lopez vs Masayoshi Nakatani
Fan Rating: 
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2.8
Average: 2.8 (5 votes)

Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2019
Location: 
MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
135
Titles at Stake: 
Eliminator for the IBF Lightweight World Title
Referee: 
Harvey Dock

Official Judging
Larry Hazzard Jr 118 - 110
Dave Braslow 118 - 110
Bernard Bruni 119 - 109

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Highly regarded prospect, Teofimo Lopez (13-0), takes on unbeaten underdog, Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0).

Lopez is expected to stop Nakatani and make a statement, but the fight is very competitive, Lopez wins, gets the decision by a landslide, but it isn't the dominant performance most people expect.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Teofimo Lopez
                                                                    
9.22
9.61
9.38
10
9.88
9.83
9.66
9.66
10
9.22
9.55
10
Masayoshi Nakatani
                                                                    
9.77
9.38
9.61
9
9.11
9.16
9.33
9.33
9
9.77
9.44
9


Fan Cards: Teofimo Lopez vs Masayoshi Nakatani


scorecard by CHRIS M95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
110


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
116
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
112


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
113


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
113


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
117
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
111


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
113


scorecard by GOOSU
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
117
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
111


scorecard by DIEGOYEYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
118
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
110


scorecard by PETIEROACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
116
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
112


scorecard by SPORTSJINDC
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
113


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
116
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
112


scorecard by YOKAI
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
114
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
9
114


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
113


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
113


scorecard by MINIMAXBOXING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
116
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
112


scorecard by AJ KNIGHT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
115
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
113


scorecard by AJPENA
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
117
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
111


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
TEOFIMO LOPEZ
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
MASAYOSHI NAKATANI
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
109


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Lopez won easy against Tatli, who was a step up from his previous opposition, a good European level fighter, I think Tatli was poor on the night, could have done a lot better, but Lopez did great, knocked Tatli out with a great body shot in 5. Lopez is still inexperienced, but learning and improving with every fight, he is a very talented fighter, good prospect.

Nakatani is 18-0, good record, he has 67% KOs, can punch a bit, won the OPBF title and defended it 11 times, he hasn't fought a world level opponent, OPBF level is not world level, so he is untested at world level.

I think Lopez is a level above Nakatani in terms of calibre, but Lopez is not in his prime yet, Nakatani is 29, he is in his prime, which makes the fight more interesting.

I think this will be the toughest fight of Lopez's career so far, but not by much, I think Nakatani will be competitive, as a fighter in his prime, who is unbeaten has a great opportunity, he will try his best, throw a lot of shots and soak up Lopez's punches early, but Lopez will be doing all the real damage, will land more punches, will have more speed and skill, and he will probably be ahead after 4 rounds. I think Nakatani will fade in the mid rounds, and Lopez will have taken a toll by hitting him clean to head and body, Nakatani will not soak up his shots as well as he did in the early rounds, and Lopez will start to beat him up.

I think Lopez stops Nakatani in 8 rounds, gets a shot at Commey this year.

I don't think this is a sure thing like everyone thinks it is. This is without a doubt the best opponent he's ever had,he's giving up three inches of reach and the opponent is in his prime.

I think Lopez is the favorite but by less than people think, and honestly I think it's possible he loses here.

Lopez is not ready for Lomachenko. Honestly I don't even know that he's ready for Commey.

MINIMaxBOXING's picture

Cards were too wide, the right man won, but he struggled. I give Haney the edge if they fight.

No question that Lopez earned the win, but this was the first time he fought a real contender, and he didn't look like anything special, and for someone who's been talking the way he's been that's almost as bad.

Looking at this fight I think that Lomachenko or Commey would utterly ruin him. Commey would KO him by the 8th, and Lomachenko would just straight up embarrass him until he either quit or Loma decided to put him out of his misery.

Some nice pre-filled out scorecards again...nice ugh

SalTnutZ1's picture

This fight was not 115-113 close...you’d have to give every single swing to Nakatani, even then 116-112 Lopez should be the closest score. Nakatani had output and a chin, but wasn’t doing well enough in terms of accuracy, power punches, etc to earn 5 rounds. Commey and Loma aren’t nearly as big as Nakatani, though I agree, Lopez would need a better performance than this fight, but thinking Commey would smoke him is crazy, as the guy has losses to Easter and Shafikov, and this kid will pressure him and use his power much better than those two did.

You sound like a fanboy...just look at how many people scored this fight that close. Lopez won clearly but you can definitely give Nakatani five rounds. Your scorecard is awful sorry

SalTnutZ1's picture

Bro, I’ve seen some of your fanboying...mine align with all 3 judges. You all Judge fights based off whether you like someone or not, I based it on who was effective with their shots. Output but not landing flush, while getting outlanded and hit harder does not get you 5 rounds. Bet you scored for arm punching Joyce, too.

Nope. I scored Joyce-Jennings 113-114 for Joyce...
Lol at you bragging you had the same awful scorecard as the judges. The judges scored Joyce Vs Jennings wide for Joyce..but then all of the sudden the judges were awful right?

Lopez was way too inactive in alot of rounds so they were very close. Nakatani's jab was on point. You just paid attention to only the power shots landing. Giving Nakatani only 1 round is ridiculous.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Even in that fight, one judge had it close like it should be. None of these did. Ward ringside had it 116-112, all 3 judges, who aren't some notoriously A-side judges had it wide to Lopez, and Boxing Scene had it 118 to Lopez...I'd say you all scoring it 115-113, or even 114-114 are a bit skewed. Even in our pick comp, I'm the only one that had it going late rounds, so I'd say I had pretty realistic expectations of how this fight could go. Knew he wasn't going to smoke Nakatan. I scored for both power shots(which Lopez outlanded him by 60 or so), and total shots landed, which Lopez had by a large margin by 40 or so, while also being the more accurate puncher. Nakatani had output, but wasn't landing with a ton of effect, and just because he looked better than y'all thought he would, doesn't equate to him winning that many rounds. I guess we'll have to wait and see about what happens against Commey, as he isn't as big as Nakatani, and has been found out by 2 guys before who aren't as talented or hit as hard as Lopez.

Champion97's picture

I would definitely have said Commey beats Lopez at this stage, but I haven't seen the fight yet, for a fighter like Lopez, who is arrogant, deluded, too big for his britches, being taken 12 rounds is good experience, looks like this was a decent learning fight for Lopez, and people will stop over hyping him now, which might mean he won't believe in his own hype any more.

Wards scorecard was perfectly fine imo. I think if someone scores it a draw it is a little bit too far. It Was a 115-113 or 116-112 type of fight. Round 3 was a very close round and so was round 7...and I scored them for Lopez. So no..I didn't give every close round to Nakatani. I mainly gave him rounds because of Lopez' inactivity and the good use Nakatani had with his jab.

Like I said, the right man definitely won but the scores were way too wide. They were never going to give Nakatani that fight. Giving him only 1 round is pathetic. That indicates a schooling and it was far from that. Lopez struggled.

And yes, I think Lopez is a better boxer than Commey...and I think he beats Commey by close decision. But I think Commey can catch him with that right hand as well and potentially knock Lopez out.

SalTnutZ1's picture

I could see 2-3 more rounds to Nakatani, I gave 11 to Lopez based off of accuracy and power, which I value more than output, especially if that output isn't hurting the opponent. Lopez most definitely had some struggles in this fight, and has some learning, but a wide card isn't crazy at all. Doesn't indicate a schooling. Overall, I'd say this was a closer fight than my card would indicate, but you can only judge a round at a time, and I though the work of Lopez nicked most rounds. I can see it as close as 116-112, and as wide as 119-109, depending on what you valued more in a few swing rounds. Either way, clear win by Lopez.

The first two rounds he was being clearly outlanded while Nakatani kept him at a distance by picking him apart with his jab. Round 3 you could make the argument that Lopez won that round, but that one was exceedingly close and could reasonably be scored either way.

The next three I'll agree were clear cut for Lopez. He figured out the distance and started landing some solid shots with some regularity.

In round 7 though it was clear that Nakatani was the aggressor, landing clean punches and asserting himself on Lopez, including an especially memorable body punch.

I don't really need to sell you on round 10, because that's the only round you gave Nakatani, but I'll say for the record that Nakatani hurt Lopez there, which Lopez struggled to do against Nakatani throughout the whole fight.

Now in regards to Commey's losses I'll posit this: How do you know Lopez is more talented than Easter or Shafikov? This was the first top contender Lopez has ever fought, and did he win? Yes. But he didn't look like anything special.

Commey on the other hand in his two most recent fights took on the #2 Ranked IBF Contender Isa Chaniev, who had only one loss to his name and demolished him in two rounds. Against Ray Beltran, who is a former World Champion with a notoriously tough chin, he dropped him 4 times and KO'd him in 8 rounds. This was his first KO loss in almost 11 years.

And don't forget: Commey has a KO rating of 84% which is 5% higher than Lopez, and a wide margin higher than Nakatani's. Which means that most likely Commey hits harder than Lopez or Nakatani. And if his power was enough to back Lopez up at times, imagine what Commey's will do to the guy.

Don't forget the clip where Lopez got knocked out in sparring Vs that Puerto Rican prospect with a counter right hand. His chin is still a question mark.

SalTnutZ1's picture

He wasn't knocked out though. He got knocked down, then got up, beat the kid up to the point where the kid tried to WWE suplex him, lol. I posted that full video when that came up, and that kid was a 147-154lb fighter, plus the clip is 4-5 years old. I agree, his chin has yet to be truly tested, but an old sparring video is hardly a good indicator.

That was a hard knockdown...it is a good indicator. It shows he can be hurt. And that kid posted on his Instagram that he is a junior welterweight (140). So I don't know why you are exaggerating his size?

SalTnutZ1's picture

As I pointed out then, look at his boxrec and see what weights he's fought at. So he lied about what weight he fights at, so you may need to ask him that question.

http://boxrec.com/en/boxer/764923

Gold's picture

This is such a pointless conversation...it is sparring, so what? I wonder what fans today would say about something like young Floyd getting tooled by Paul Spadafora in sparring. Probably something about how he's an overrated bum living off his family name who will get exposed once he moves up.

SalTnutZ1's picture

Exactly. Or Dawejko and Price allegedly KOing Joshua in sparring. Would anyone favor those two against AJ in an actual fight?

SalTnutZ1's picture

Athleticism, power, and accuracy are what I give him over the two I mentioned that beat Commey. Easter is an above average fighter to me, and so is Shafikov. I don't believe Lopez would struggle as much against Commey as he did against Nakatani, as Commey isn't as long, and is willing to engage, leaving himself open to counters as well, something Nakatani tried to avoid by using his jab and trying to frustrate the kid, while avoiding a real exchange of punches for any sustained period. And I don't agree that Nakatani was really backing him up that much with his power, but we can agree to disagree there. Beltran is shot and has miles even without being KOd much, so I don't put much into that fight in terms of what it means going forward. Chaniev was a very good win. As I said before, I think that will be a close fight, but fought much different than this one due to what I pointed to above, as stylistically, I believe Commey would be more open to shots than Nakatani. He very well could KO Lopez, that is always possible, but Lopez wasn't ever really hurt in this fight, so we have really yet to see his chin be seriously tested. We certainly will if he fights Commey, and that fight should be a good one.

Gold's picture

There is a b-side bias when fans score fights where they overvalue what the b-side is doing because their expectations are lower. I try to keep it in mind when I score my fights but I'm sure I've fallen into it myself.

Champion97's picture

That's what Lopez needed, a learning fight, needed to understand he isn't invincible, and is not ready for Lomachencko. Lopez will have learned more in that fight than his last 5 fights put together, went 12 rounds, was in against another unbeaten fighter, who had height and reach advantages, who was 100% there to win, who was pushing the pace. I was impressed by Lopez in this fight overall, it was a good performance, I don't rate him lower than before this fight, he has potential, but people need to stop over hyping inexperienced fighters. I think Lopez Sr is a bad trainer, it shouldn't have taken this fight for Lopez to realise he isn't ready for Lomachencko, and he has filled Jr's head with unrealism and stupidity.

Lopez gassed after 9 rounds, he got hurt in round 10, took a bit of a round off in round 11 even if he was still doing the cleaner work at times, but he had a fair bit in the tank in round 12, a fighter is likely to tire no matter what they've done in the gym, if they are a few rounds into unfamiliar territory, and I don't think Lopez has stamina issues, doing the 12 rounds well against Nakatani isn't the same as doing it at a higher level, but once a fighter has done 12 rounds, they can adapt.

I think Nakatani is underrated, he's nothing special, but a solid fighter, he's awkward, big for the weight, great chin. This probably won't be the last we see of Nakatani, most of us expected him to get stopped, and very few people thought he would make the fight that competitive.

In my opinion, those scores were off the mark, I can see it being 9-3, but I can also see it being 7-5, it was probably a clear win for Lopez, but the I don't think it was a landslide.