by Bob Canobbio
Super Joe Calzaghe turned up the heat over the last seven rounds, outlanding the game Mikkel Kessler 179-96 in total punches. Joe steady as the rain with his punches landed, hitting on 25 in the 6th, 27 in the 7th, 24 in the 8th, 26 in the 9th, 27 in the 10th, 25 in the 11th and 25 in the 12th. With fight in the bag, Joe still went out and landed 25 of 81 total punches in the last round. Kessler landed 47% of his power shots, rocking Joe several times, but it was basically one punch at a time for Kess, who avg’d 22 power shots per round. Joe got off 84 total punches per round, 30 more than the super middleweight avg. Joe also avg’d 46 jabs thrown per round, double the 168-lb avg.
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