The Lomachenko punch stats in his fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux could make their fight one of the lowest punch outputs in world title history.
The fight didn’t catch fire really, mostly because Lomachenko was too good for the timid and non-action orientated Rigondeaux.
For the six rounds that it did last before Rigondeaux pulled out of the fight due to a hand injury, not a whole lot happened offensively in truth.
ESPN afterwards captured the Lomachenko punch stats vs Rigondeaux for both fighters as follows:
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 10, 2017
Not even a combined 100 punches landed in total by both guys through the six rounds it went.
An almost incredible statistic considering these where lighter weight fighters whose weight classes typically have very high punch output and punch landed stats.
In many ways the stats spoke to how the clash of styles just didn’t gel for an offensive fight, in the end. One where Lomachenko never looked like he was in any trouble.
A fight between him and the super exciting Mikey Garcia next year could be a whole different ball game – mind you.
A clash of styles that would see two technically blessed fighters who also enjoy taking a fight to their opponents and throwing heavy leather.