Vasiliy Lomachenko Questions CompuBox Statistics
Vasiliy Lomachenko isn’t sold on the accuracy of CompuBox stats.
Lomachenko suffered just the second loss of his pro boxing career back in October 2020. The unanimous decision defeat was at the hands of Teofimo Lopez. As a result, Lomachenko lost the WBA (Super), WBO, WBC (Franchise), and The Ring Lightweight Titles.
Speaking to SnowQueenLA, Lomachenko criticized the CompuBox system as he believes the number of strikes landed wasn’t accurately counted (via BoxingScene.com).
“I looked at CompuBox statistics. I really don’t understand how that works. My father counted every punch that landed on me, it totaled only 150. But CompuBox shows 180. I really question how they count punches.”
Lomachenko also said that Lopez was more willing to hold onto him throughout the fight, not the other way around.
“They show it (the numbers) to the people, but no one sits and counts. They showed 30 jabs thrown, 15 head shots and 15 body shots. People see that and say, sure, it seems accurate. But, when I would fight him (Lopez) on the inside and landed hooks, it was him who was the one holding, clinching and hugging me. So, who was avoiding who? We need to get that straight.”
There was no immediate rematch clause for the bout. Lopez insists he isn’t interested in fighting Lomachenko a second time. Lomachenko hopes to return to the ring in the first half of 2021. Lopez wants to get back to action in March.