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Vasyl Lomachenko has CompuBox’s highest rating since Mayweather

Vasyl Lomachenko’s +20.9 connect percentage differential is CompuBox’s highest rating since Floyd Mayweather

Roman Martinez v Vasyl Lomachenko Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Ok boxing nerds, here’s some stats for you! With Vasyl Lomachenko’s dominant performance over Nicholas Walters this past weekend, he now becomes #1 on CompuBox’s Plus/Minus list with a connect percentage differential of +20.9 — marking the highest rating since Floyd Mayweather (+24.5).

The Plus/Minus differential takes into account a boxers percentage of punches landed minus the percentage of punches landed on them. As of right now, the top 10 fighters in the Plus/Minus category are as follows:

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (+20.9)

  2. Gennady Golovkin (+15.1)
  3. Andre Ward (+15.1)
  4. Erislandy Lara (+14.4)
  5. Naoya Inoue (+14)
  6. Terence Crawford (+12.1)
  7. Lamont Peterson (+11.7)
  8. Juan Francisco Estrada (+11.6)
  9. Roman Gonzalez (+11.6)
  10. Adrien Broner (+11)

Taking a look strictly at the defensive aspect, Lomachenko also rates #1 on opponents total connect percentage against, putting him even above the defensive wizard in Guillermo Rigondeaux. The top 10 in the category goes like this:

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko (16.1%)

  2. Guillermo Rigondeaux (16.8%)
  3. Erislandy Lara (19.1%)
  4. Terence Crawford (20.9%)
  5. Juan Francisco Estrada (21.3%)
  6. Arthur Abraham (21.5%)
  7. Naoya Inoue (21.9%)
  8. Andre Ward (22%)
  9. Wladimir Klitschko (22.3%)
  10. Carlos Cuadras (22.4%)

This stat is pretty interesting considering that Lomachenko fights more offensively than RIgondeaux, which in theory should make him more vulnerable to an opponent’s counter attack.

Lomachenko averages about 10 more punches thrown per round than does the Rigonadeaux (59.5 - 49.4), while Lomachenko also nearly doubles Rigondeaux’s average punches landed per round (22 - 11.6).

Considering how highly Rigondeaux’s boxing skills are held, the fact that Lomachenko can be more effective both offensively and defensively is pretty darn impressive. It should be noted, however, that Rigondeaux still occupies the #1 position when it comes to strictly defending power punches. The top 10 in opponent’s power punch connect percentage is as follows:

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (19.9%)
  2. Vasyl Lomachenko (22.7%)
  3. Erislandy Lara (24.1%)
  4. Wladimir Klitschko (24.8%)
  5. Andre Ward (26.7%)
  6. Lamont Peterson (27.9%)
  7. Terence Crawford (28.3%)
  8. Juan Francisco Estrada (28.8%)
  9. Keith Thurman (29.3%)
  10. Carlos Cuadras (29.5%)

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