Last night's epic 12-round war between Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido is officially in the CompuBox record book, as the two fighters busted the record for power punches thrown in a 130-pound bout, and came in second in power punches landed for the division.
Vargas (23-0-2, 17 KO) and Salido (43-13-4, 30 KO) went to a draw over their 12 rounds of furious action, combining to throw 1,593 power punches, breaking the previous record held by Jesus Chavez and Carlos Hernandez, who threw 1,475 power punches in their May 28, 2005 bout.
Chavez still holds half of one record, though, and that's in power punches landed. On May 26, 2001, he and Juan Arias combined to land 618 power shots in their 12-round fight. Vargas and Salido combined to land 615, falling just shy of that record.
So even just by the numbers, last night's fight was a special one. If you haven't seen it yet, check for various replays on HBO and HBO2, or watch it on HBO Go, because this was a must-see fight on paper that wound up being just that.