Usually, Teofimo Lopez is very judicious about his punch output, but in this fight, he averaged 43 punches thrown per round to Josh Taylor’s 23.
Lopez averaged 13 landed punches per round, almost doubling up Taylor’s average of 7 per round. Lopez achieved double-digits punches landed in 11 of 12 rounds while Taylor only achieved double-digits in two rounds. In four of the rounds, Taylor landed four or less punches.
In rounds one and two combined, Taylor landed 12 body punches. Lopez out-landed him to the body the rest of the way, finishing with 39 body punches landed to Taylor’s 27. Lopez landed 40% of his power punches, and more than doubled up Taylor in power punches landed.
Madison Square Garden, New York City - Teofimo Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) proved the critics wrong, as he controlled the majority of the fight and was damaging previously unbeaten Josh Taylor (19-1, 13 KOs) with heavy punches to capture the WBO junior welterweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision.
The scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111.