Lomachenko Is Number 1



Lomachenko Is Number 1

According to the stat wizards at CompuBox, Vasyl Lomachenko takes over the #1 spot on CompuBox's Plus Minus List with a +20.9 rating after his Saturday night win over Nicholas Walters.

“He's the highest rated fighter since Floyd Mayweather (+24.5). Lomachenko also ranks first in opponents connect pct. at 16.1%– .7% higher than master boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux.

“This  stat is so impressive given Loma is the busier offensive fighter (22 of 59.5 per round) to Rigo's 11.6 of 49.4 per round. Normally a busier fighter is more susceptible to opponents counters. Mayweather averaged 16.9 of 38.9 per round. Money's opponents landed 18.9%. Lomachenko lands 49.4% of his power punches, 12.1% higher than the CompuBox average. Lomachenko's opponents land just 22.7% of their power punches, 14.6% lower than the CompuBox average.”

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.