The guys at CompuBox eat and sleep and live and breathe boxing. They are all about numbers and their efforts help us figure out that much better what is going on in the squared circle. The fog of war can obscure how and why victors emerge and losers fall back, but CompuBox’ work can pierce the veil, sometimes.
Check out some stats they offer us after a busy weekend of pugilism:
COMPUBOX BY THE NUMBERS – 3/9 & 3/10 SHOWTIME, 3/9 ESPN
8—avg. jabs landed per round by Ivan Baranchyk in his KO win over Petr Petrov– double what he landed in his previous 2 fights
Looked to us like the Baranchyk hooking up Pedro Diaz paid immediate and obvious dividends…
12– punches landed per round by Sergey Lipinets, 30% higher than Mikey Garcia’s previous 7 opponents
I didn’t see anyone unimpressed with the Kazahk boxer’s effort against pound for pound ace Mikey Garcia. This stat helps us bolster the boosters of Lipinets, whose stock rises in the loss…
21 & 11—avg. punches landed per round by Kiryl Relikh and Rances Barthelemy respectively in their two fights- nearly a 2-1 edge for Relikh
103 & 41—avg. punches thrown per round by Kiryl Relikh and Rances Barthelemy respectively in Relikh’s one-sided decision win in rematch of their controversial first fight- jr. welter avg.: 59
249-137 –edge in punches landed by Kiryl Relikh over Rances Barthelemy in their rematch- nearly identical totals from their first fight
248-137- edge in punches landed by Kiryl Relikh over Rances Barthelemy in their first fight, scored unanimously for Barthelemy
The Twittersphere seemed happy for Kiryl Relikh, who finally got what he deserved, that being a W! And after his jewels got pummeled by Rances, we were that much happier for the victor. And we want to repeat a Twitter point we made Saturday, that being that we think commissions should feel freer to fine fighters for egregious law-breaking, as when Bartholomew aimed at Relihk’s groin and fired low with obvious intent…
57—punches landed by Brandon Figueroa in round 3 of his 7th round ko win over Geovanny Delgado, more than three times the 122lb avg.
127 – punches averaged per round by Brandon Figueroa vs. Geovanny Delgado, more than double the 122lb avg.
176—punches thrown by Brandon Figueroa in round 3 of his 7th round ko win over Geovanny Delgado, the second highest total for a 122-lb fight in CompuBox history and nearly three times more than the 122-lb weight class avg.
THAT is the way to win..if you aren’t going to score the stoppage then show the judges you deserve the W by out-throwing the other guy in a fashion that even a blind man could see…
64 –power punch connect percentage for Regis Prograis in the second round of his destructive KO win over Julius Indongo– jr. welter avg.: 36%
We love the way the Louisiana boxer invests in his power punches. He aims and he rips shots, and he punches through the target and he wants to take the foes’ head off. Old school style. We love…Bring on who next for the most famous Regis not named Philbin?
129–power punches landed by Scott Quigg on Oscar Valdez, most by a Valdez opponent in 16 of his fights tracked by CompuBox
485–power punches thrown by Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg, most by Valdez in 16 of his fights tracked by CompuBox
Who doesn’t love Valdez, after his in the ring effort, and photographic proof of a superior outlook on life? Find me the one who doesn’t dig this guy, I don't think he exists.