Boxing statistics system, Compubox, has recognised that Efren Hinojosa’s 21-year-old lightweight record for punches thrown has been broken. He threw 1507 punches in his fight against Lamar Murphy back in 2001.
Following last weekends’ fights, the new holder of the output record is William Zepeda, who outpointed former IBF super-featherweight champion Joseph Diaz on Saturday night. In doing so, he threw an astonishing 1536 punches. Mexican Zepeda went into the fight with a five-and-a-half-inch reach advantage over Diaz and was quick to establish his jab to stop Diaz from getting too close.
As a result, Zepeda completely outthrew (787 to 279) and outlanded (157 to 49) Diaz in that department, whilst also throwing over double the number of power punches – 749 as opposed to Diaz’s 328.
The round-by-round statistics also make for interesting reading. Diaz’s highest output was 83 punches in the final round, whilst Zepeda’s lowest was the first where he threw 107. Meanwhile, in round three Zepeda threw 151 punches, almost a quarter of Diaz’s total for the entire fight (607).
The fight was scored 119-109 (x2) and 118-110 by the judges, resulting in a career-best unanimous decision victory for Zepeda. Now 27-0 as a professional, Zepeda will have his eyes on the many big fights in the lightweight division, but with most of the top guys tied up, he may have to remain patient.
Meanwhile, JoJo Diaz has suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in his career, having lost to Devin Haney in the fight previous. He will be looking to get back into the winning column if he is to ever get a second lightweight world title fight.