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Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz, 25-0-0, boxing's youngest champion at age 21, makes first defense of his lightweight title against two-time champ Julien Lorcy, 56-3-2 (Nov. 4, ESPN2). It's a classic brawler vs. boxer matchup -- as the punch stats in some of the fighters' more notable fights show.
Diaz won a version of the lightweight championship with a 12-round decision win over the in-your-face brawler Lakva Sim last July in his hometown of Houston. Diaz had no trouble finding Sim, landing 350 total punches (an average of 29 landed per round, 10 more than the lightweight average). He averaged 67 punches thrown per round. Diaz also landed 47 percent of his power shots. Diaz closed the show in Round 12 against Sim by landing 37 of 90 total punches, including 33 of 80 power shots -- his high totals for the fight. Sim kept coming all night, averaging 64 punches per round -- 50 of which were power shots (15 more than the lightweight average) -- he landed 30 percent. But it wasn't nearly enough.