POWER PUNCH CONNECT FESTIVAL – NBC SPORTS FIGHT NIGHT: 3/24/2012 – BROOKLYN, NY
By Bob Canobbio
The comebacking Zab Judah and Tomasz Adamek put on power punching displays Saturday night on NBC’s Fight Night from Brooklyn, NY, as did rising American heavyweight prospect Bryant Jennings.
Judah overwhelmed the previously undefeated Vernon Paris, landing 61% of his power shots before ending the fight in round nine.
Adamek, who won a ten round decision, fought off the serious challenge of fringe contender Nagy Aguilar, landing 56% of his power shots. Adamek also landed an avg. of 12 of 35 jabs thrown per round- doubling the hvt. avg. of six landed jabs per round.
The athletic Jennings, in only his 13th pro fight, landed 58% of his power shots in taking apart former WBO hvt. champ Sergei Liakhovich.
Here’s a breakdown of the best power punching rounds turned in by Judah, Adamek and Jennings.
JUDAH – 61% of his power punches landed in nine rounds (wgt. class avg: 36%)
5th- landed 22 of 28 power shots (79%)
6th-landed 17 of 25 power shots (68%)
8th- landed 11 of 13 power shots (85%)
JENNINGS – 58% of his power punches landed in nine rounds (wgt. class avg: 42%)
5th- landed 30 of 50 power shots (60%)
6th- landed 19 of 30 power shots (63%)
8th-landed 22 of 32 power shots (69%)
ADAMEK – 56% of his power shots landed in ten rounds (wgt. class avg.: 42%)
2nd- landed 13 of 21 power shots (62%)
4TH-landed 34 of 53 power shots (64%)
MOST POWER PUNCHES LANDED IN A ROUND (wgt. class avg: 11)
34- Adamek, round four
30- Jennings, round five
27- Jennings, round four
HIGHEST POWER PUNCH CONNECT PCT IN A ROUND (wgt. class avg: 42%)
85% - Judah, round eight
79%- Judah, round five
69%- Jennings, round eight