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Thoughts To Ponder As We Count Down to Wilder v Fury

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There is a decent buzz for the heavyweight showdown in LA this evening, because some folks don’t think Deontay Wilder is all that, and many folks think Tyson Fury is in over is head against a true-blue bomber. That leads to genuine curiosity over how it will play out….Those out on a limb, some of ’em, are gonna look foolish, possibly…CompuBox sent out some notes that might help you get a better sense of what, or who, will go down at the Forum this evening, and on Sho PPV.
Despite his bad footwork and balance, Wilder (last 8 fights) landed 40.9% of his total punches- #1 among CompuBox Categorical Leaders.
Wilder landed 53.8% of his power punches- also #1 among CompuBox Categorical Leaders.
Wilder landed 32.5% of his jabs- #1 among CompuBox Categorical Leaders. His 7.9 landed jabs per round ranks #3.
Wilder opponents landed just 5 power punches per round- half the heavyweight avg. Only 10.8% of Wilder’s landed punches are body shots. 
 
Fury (53.1 thrown per round) is busier than Wilder, but not nearly as accurate.  Fury’s selective punch output and lateral movement limited opponents to just 5 power punches landed per round.
30.1% of Fury’s landed punches are body shots (CompuBox avg.: 25.8%).
Fury is a different fighter since the Cunningham fight, where Cunningham landed 13 punches per round, including 10 power shots, dropping Fury in round two.  Klitschko landed just 4.3 punches per round vs. Fury.  Klitschko landed 14.5 punches per round in 15 other fights (Joshua, plus 14 before Fury fight).

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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