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Lomachenko vs. Walters - CompuBox Historical Review

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Working behind an effective jab (8.1 landed per round) Vasyl Lomachenko landed 50.7% of his power punches, while dazzled opponents landed just 8.1 total punches per round and 16.1% of their total punches (half the weight class average) and just 22.3% of their power shots.

Nicholas Walters matched Loma's offensive numbers, landing 7.7 jabs per round and 49.8% of his power punches. Opponents landed 21.6% of their total punches and 26.3% of their power shots.

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Two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title against undefeated former world featherweight champion NICHOLAS "Axe Man" WALTERS.  Lomachenko vs. Walters will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT.

The greatest amateur boxer of his era and arguably of all time, two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs), of Odessa, became a two-division world champion just as he did with his first professional world title, he won world title No. 2 in a record least amount of fights -- SEVEN! 

In his last fight, on June 11, he annihilated defending three-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman "Rocky" Martinez via a cringe-worthy knockout punch in the fifth round. Lomachenko first gained international renown by winning gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games as a featherweight and a lightweight, respectively.

Walters (26-0-1, 21 KOs), from Montego Bay, Jamaica, has won 11 of his last 14 fights by stoppage.  In his last fight, on December 19, 2015, Walters moved up to the junior lightweight division and took on once-defeated Top-10 contender Jason Sosa, who entered the fight riding a four-year, 17-bout unbeaten streak, which included 13 consecutive knockout victories.  Walters and Sosa fought to a controversial majority draw in a bout where media and fans alike had Walters winning by a wide margin.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Basco on 11-26-2016

Walters is effective counterpunching. If Loma doesn't get on that bike, Walters will hurt him.

Comment by THC on 11-26-2016

Recent inactivity for Walters could be a factor tonight because he needs to be sharp as a tack to control the pace of the fight. The other thing that intrigues me is whether Lomachenko's ring IQ is sufficient to neutralize…

Comment by angkag on 11-26-2016

But, had this chat in another forum where someone did a great speed analysis of both fighters. Both showed higher than average speed, from memory, Loma outgunned Walters in speed in most categories, but not all 9I think Walters got…

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