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Last Look At Spence-Porter, Examining The Numbers

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The CompuBox crew did a deeper dive into the Errol Spence win over Shawn Porter, and shared these tallies, and takeaways, with us….

SPENCE W 12 (spl) PORTER – BY THE NUMBERS

3– jabs landed per round by Spence after landing 7 per round in his previous 6 fights (welter avg.: 5)

7– number of rounds in which Spencer & Porter were within 4 connects of each other

(Thurman & Porter were within 5 connects of each other in 10 of 12 rounds in their fight)

9.4– body shots landed per round by Spence, double the CompuBox avg.

26– punches landed by Spence in round 12, his high for the fight

26– punches landed by Porter in round 4,  most by a Spence opponent

41%- time spent in close range by Spence-Porter after Porter spent just 17% of the Ugas fight at close range (according to CompuTrack)

44– power punches thrown per round by Porter vs. Spence after throwing 37 per round in his previous 10 fights, #1 among top tier welterweights

51%- pct. of Spence’s landed punches that were to body of Porter (CompuBox Avg. : 29.5%)

62– punches thrown per round by Porter after averaging 52 per round in his previous 10 fights (welter avg.: 57)

62– punches thrown per round by Spence after averaging 72 per round in his previous 6 fight

88– punches thrown by Spence in round 12, his high for the fight

90– punches thrown by Porter in round 4, most by a Spence opponent

113– body shots landed by Spence,  a career high     

 172– punches landed by Porter in the fight, most by a Spence opponent

744- punches thrown by Porter in the fight, most by a Spence opponent

WHAT WE LEARNED: 

  • Porter took away Spence’s jab with effective feinting and foot work. 
  • Porter has now lost razor thin decisions to Spence (they were within 4 connects of each other in 7 of 12 rounds) & Thurman (they were within 5 connects of each other in 10 of 12 rounds).  
  • Porter is WAY more effective at close range, as 41% of Porter-Spence was fought inside resulting in 172 landed punches by Porter.  Just 17% of Porter-Ugas was spend at close range, resulting in just 144 landed punches by Porter. 
  • Spence’s body attack was the difference in this fight, he landed nearly 10 per round and half his landed punches were to the body of Porter.
  • Spence rallied late with the fight in the balance, landing 23 of 80 punches in rounds 11 & 12. 
  • Needless to say, Porter was Spence’s toughest opponent to date, landing 172 punches, most by a Spence opponent.  

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