Vasiliy Lomachenko is not any stats geek, but he has some severe questions in regards to the components that changed into used to count his punches – or not count, rather – during his lightweight unification bout towards Teofimo Lopez remaining October.
Lomachenko lost a wide aspects determination (116-112, 119-109, 117-111) to Lopez that night, in what became one of the vital extra super shakeups within the boxing world in 2020. The 23-year-historic Honduran-American outworked the ballyhooed Ukraininan over 12 rounds. There become little controversy in regards to the outcome.
within the ensuing months on account that the fight, Lomachenko, a stranger to losing, has pointed to a shoulder damage and shady judging, among different alibis. Now, he is setting his crosshairs on CompuBox, the longstanding proprietary count-punching technology used generally via broadcasters for boxing matches, exceptionally for giant ones. Punches are tallied using two human operators, one for each and every fighter in the ring.
“I checked out CompuBox information. I actually don’t take into account how that works,” Lomachenko told SnowQueenLA. “My father counted every punch that landed on me, it totaled handiest one hundred fifty. however CompuBox shows one hundred eighty.
“I really question how they count punches.”
based on CompuBox, Lopez landed a total of 183 punches (148 power punches), while Lomachenko landed a complete of 141 (seventy eight vigor punches).
“They demonstrate it (the numbers) to the people, however no person sits and counts,” Lomachenko persevered.
“They confirmed 30 jabs thrown, 15 head pictures and 15 body photographs. individuals see that and say, bound, it seems correct.”
Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) additionally took subject with the narrative that he became the only 1 taking part in maintain away throughout the fight. Lomachenko holstered a lot of his offense throughout the first six rounds before turning it up within the seventh, a call that naturally charge him the combat. He says roles flipped within the 2d half of the battle.
“however, when i might combat him (Lopez) on the interior and landed hooks, it was him who become the one keeping, clinching and hugging me.
“So, who changed into heading off who? We deserve to get that straight.”
Upon reviewing the fight assorted instances, Lomachenko is still satisfied that he gained; at worst, he believes it is going to have been declared a draw.
“once I came again domestic and watched it (the combat) I (mentioned) I didn’t lose the combat,” Lomachenko talked about. “and each time I watch it I say the same element. I didn’t lose.
“individuals don’t lose the way I lost this battle, and individuals don’t develop into undisputed champions the way Lopez did.”
besides the fact that children Lomachenko is angling for a rematch, there seems to be little possibility of 1, on the grounds that there changed into no rematch clause in the contract and Lopez (sixteen-0, 12 KOs) does not appear to be terribly anxious to offer him one. still, Lomachenko plans to stay around on the lightweight limit.
“I nonetheless hope for a rematch, but I understand that, at this time, it’s no longer possible,” he pointed out. “but, one aspect is for certain, I’m nonetheless combating at 135.”