Vasiliy Lomachenko's +18.1 plus/minus rating is #1 among active championship caliber fighters. Loma landed 47.2% of his power punches- nearly 12% higher than lightweight averaged. Loma landed 7.7 jabs per round, well above the lightweight average and #4 among champ. caliber fighters.
Loma opponents landed just 17.2% of their total punches- #2 among champ. caliber fighters and 12% lower than lightweight avg.
Anthony Crolla averaged 66.6 punches thrown per round. Nearly half of Crolla's landed punches are body shots - only 17.5% of Loma's landed punches are body shots. (CompuBox avg.: 28%).
Crolla landed 9.3 body shots per round - double the CompuBox average. Crolla opponents landed 34% of their power punches.
This Friday live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 11 p.m. ET from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The reigning WBA/WBO lightweight – and widely regarded pound-for-pound –champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs), is set to defend his unified lightweight world title against mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs). The undercard bouts will also stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET. All the evening’s fights will be available in Spanish on ESPN+. (photos by Ed Mulholland, Mikey Williams).
Calling the action for ESPN will be Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), former two-division world titleholder Tim Bradley (analyst) and former pound-for-pound two-division world titleholder and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (analyst).
The on-location desk team will feature analysis from Mark Kriegel and Max Kellerman, and the ESPN+ Spanish coverage includes play-by-play from Jorge Eduardo Sánchez and former boxing champion Juan Manuel Márquez as analyst."