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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Felix Verdejo preview
When is Lomachenko vs Verdejo?
Vasyl Lomachenko could face Felix Verdejo in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Lomachenko vs Verdejo stats
Vasyl Lomachenko would step into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Felix Verdejo would make his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Lomachenko would have a slight advantage in power over Verdejo, with a 65% knock out percentage over Verdejo's 63%.
Vasyl Lomachenko is the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Verdejo has a height advantage of 3 inches over Lomachenko. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Vasyl Lomachenko fights out of the southpaw stance, while Felix Verdejo is an orthodox fighter.
Lomachenko's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Verdejo's, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 months later than Verdejo, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 32 more professional rounds, 176 to Verdejo's 144.
Vasyl Lomachenko goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 1 by the RING at lightweight.
Lomachenko vs Verdejo form
Lomachenko has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Jamaine Ortiz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Richard Commey on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Masayoshi Nakatani on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had beat Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Verdejo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Masayoshi Nakatani on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Will Madera on 16th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Manuel Rey Rojas on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Bryan Vasquez on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Oliver Flores on 3rd February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In terms of recent activity, Vasyl Lomachenko has been fighting more than Felix Verdejo.
Vasyl Lomachenko last fought 4 months and 26 days ago, while Felix Verdejo's last outing was 2 years, 3 months and 15 days ago.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Verdejo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
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