INSIDE THE NUMBERS - Erislandy Lara's the opponent most fighter's aren't in a hurry to fight -efficient and accurate on offense and a defensive wizard. Only Chocolatito and Fonfara landed more total & power punches than Santa Cruz, whose jab and defense are under rated. Walters nearly doubled the C'box avg. for jabs landed per round while landing 52% of his power shots. Safety-first Floyd #1 in plus/minus as expected but he landed below C'box avg. for total punches & jabs landed per round. Only Wilder (61%) landed a higher pct. of power punches than Floyd. Jacobs opponents landed just 22% of their power shots and only 6 punches per round.
Chocolatito led all fighters with 37 total punches landed per round and 34 power landed per round. Chocolatito also landed 56% of his power punches- 19% higher than C'box avg. GGG doubled C'box avg. for jabs landed per round and also landed 28 punches per round- 11 more than C'box avg. 13 of Canelo's 16 landed punches per round were power shots. Fonfara racked up 39 total points despite his -6 plus/minus rating. Why? Because he landed 36 total punches per round and 29 power shots (only Chocolatito landed more). Fonfara also avg'd 106 punches thrown per round (#1)- nearly double the C'box avg. Crawford's opponents landed just 7 punches per round- 10 less than C'box avg. Stevenson landed 56% of his power punches, while his opponents landed just 8 punches per round.
Fury's shake and bake style resulted in opponents landing just 5 punches per round (tied for #1 with Lara). Kovalev nearly doubled the C'box avg. for jabs landed per round. His opponents landed 39% of their power punches. Klitschko and his opponents landed an anemic 8 punches per round. Klitschko landed 3 power punches per round. Cotto had a -7 plus/minus rating, landed just 12 punches per round and made $15 mil-plus vs. Canelo. Garcia's opponents landed 41% of their power punches, while Danny landed 12 punches per round and 34% of his power punches.