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CompuBox Review: Worst Title Fight Decisions

In the wake of Joan Guzman’s gift draw vs. Ali Funeka, courtesy of two inept Canadian judges and the absurd scorecard turned in by judge Pierre Benoist for the Williams-Martinez fight, CompuBox searched its archives for the worst decisions in its 25 years of counting punches in terms of the edge in punches landed by the jobbed fighter.   

The numbers from Tiberi-Toney, thought to be maybe the worst decision in a title fight in recent memory, are actually dwarfish compared to those from Lewis-Holyfield.  But wait, it gets worse, the all-time heist is Dorsey-Paez I.  Dorsey outlanded Paez 620-340 in total punches and still lost a split decision!  Dorsey landed an average of 52 punches per round vs. Paez, throwing 114 per frame. The overall CompuBox average is 18 punches landed per round and 56 thrown.  So Dorsey landed nearly three times the Compubox averageOf  Dorsey’s 620 total connects, 609 were power shots (non-jabs).  Talk about getting it done on the inside.   

The fighter on the short end of each decision not only landed more punches, but threw more as well in every fight except Tiberi-Toney.  Toney threw 14 more punches.  

Fighter

(Landed/Thrown)

Result

Fighter

(Landed/Thrown)

Punches Landed Edge

Troy Dorsey (1)(620/1365)L 12Jorge Paez(340/697)280
Lennox Lewis(348/613)D 12Evander Holyfield (2)(130/386)218
Dave Tiberi (3)(439/905)L 12James Toney(290/919)149
Jose Santa Cruz(246/801)L 12Joel Casamayor (4)(129/502)117
Mike McCallum(332/849)L 12James Toney(232/714)100
Oscar dela Hoya(263/648)L 12Felix Trinidad(166/462)97
Oscar dela Hoya(221/616)L 12Shane Mosley (5)(127/496)94
Pernell Whitaker(311/790)D 12JC Chavez(220/637)91
Ali Funeka(248/903)D 12Joan Guzman(163/493)85
Manuel Medina (6)(273/1466)L 12Johnny Tapia(193/722)80
  1. Dorsey’s 620 landed punches the all-time CompuBox record for one fighter in a title fight
  2. Holyfield averaged 32 punches thrown per round, 14 less than the heavyweight average
  3. The totally disgruntled Tiberi never fought again
  4. Casamayor was knocked down in round one. 
  5. Mosley averaged 11 punches landed per round, CompuBox avg. is 18 landed per round
  6. Medina threw an all-time CompuBox record 1005 jabs
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ophqui on 12-09-2009

dangerous ground is this, scoring fights purely on compubox stats. Very american this obsession with compubox. It really doesnt mean that mouch. its not amatuer boxing, its not scored on punches landed. im not saying these fights werent robberies, im…

Comment by sikwatee on 12-09-2009

Wow. Manuel Medina is the real superman. He threw 1,466 punches in one night.

Comment by one-Punch on 12-09-2009

Over 600 landed compared to 300, lol, owned.. Now that is a robbery.

Comment by Dambala on 12-09-2009

Nothing like Cassamayor/Santa Cruz and Lewis/Holyfield, but man I hate those robberies, I bet that Doug Tucker has been involved in a few of those fights.

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