Lomachenko landed more punches in round 11 than in first SIX rounds as haywire fight stats show why he lost to Lopez

Lomachenko landed more punches in round 11 than in first SIX rounds as haywire fight stats show why he lost to Lopez

October 18, 2020

VASYL LOMACHENKO landed more punches in round 11 of his defeat to Teofimo Lopez than he did in the first SIX rounds of the fight.

The punch stats tell the story of what turned into a miserable night for the man many considered to be the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.

Lomachenko looked sluggish and unwilling to engage in the first six rounds of the undisputed lightweight clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

During these 18 minutes the 32-year-old Ukrainian landed just 25 punches of the 56 he threw.

In comparison Lopez, who ended up handing Loma his second ever defeat, landed 53 of the 239 he launched.

The only thing Loma bettered his opponent at was percentage of successful punches landed.

In round 11 Lomachenko threw 29 punches – more than the entire first six combined.

It shows how the Ukrainian finally stepped things up in the so-called 'championship rounds' – but it was too little too late.

It was Lopez who finished off the fight with a flurry in the 12th, landing an impressive 50 punches compared to Loma's 19.

After the one-sided beatdown, Lomachenko bizarrely claimed he thought he did enough to beat Lopez despite being outclassed by the American.

Judges scored the bout 116-112, 119-109 and 117-111 in favour of the 23-year-old who added the WBA, WBO and WBC 'franchise' belts to his IBF strap.

After hearing the news his 13-fight winning streak had come to an end, the Ukrainian great stormed out of the ring in anger and frustration.

And he has stated that he feels his hand should have been raised in victory as he felt he dominated that last six rounds.

Speaking to Top Rank, he said: "I think in the first half of the fight, he got more rounds than I did.

"But in the second half of the fight, I took it and I was much better.

"I want to go home and review the fight. I can’t commentate too much on it.

“At the moment, I think I fought and was winning the fight, but the results are the results. I’m not going to argue right now. I need to see.

"Right now, I’m going home and after that I’m talking to my promoter and my manager and we’ll discuss and make decision."

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