Crawford vs. Spence - CompuBox Head To Head Analysis

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Errol Spence (last 5 fights) threw nearly 20 more punches per round than Terence Crawford (last 11 fights- 2 at welterweight).

Spence landed 22 punches per round to 16.7 for Crawford. Both landed nearly half their power shots, with Spence landing six more per round. Spence hits harder and is the more effective body puncher, as 32.3% of his landed punches are body shots, compared to 22.6% for Crawford (last 11), who upped his body shot game vs. Benavidez, as 38% of his landed punches were body shots.

Spence lands 7.1 body shots per round- #3 among CompuBox leaders. The jab will be key in this fight. Both landed 6+ per round (slightly higher than the welter. avg.), yet Spence opponents landed just 1.3 jabs per round, while Bud's opponents landed just 1.9. Which fighter will establish his jab?

Crawford is more selective with his punch output, and his defensive numbers reflect this: Opponents landed just 7.1 punches per round- 10.2 fewer than the welterweight avg. and #4 on the CompuBox Categorical Leaders list.

Crawford opponents also landed just 5.2 power shots per round- 7 fewer than the welter. avg. Spence opponents landed just 8 power shots per round, but landed 33.5%- 7% higher than Crawford opponents.

OTC: Opponents total connect pct.; OPC: Opponents power connect pct.




User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Overunder on 10-29-2018

Highly irritated with this article I did some research of my own and if you average Crawford's last 5 bouts the way you did Spence, a different narrative is created. I have no clue why you averaged 11 bouts for…

Comment by pasawayako on 10-29-2018

Both are still unproven. i wish they fight one of the top 5 welterweights to determine if they are truely the top dogs of the division.

Comment by Overunder on 10-29-2018

Why is it that they did an 11 bout average for Crawford and a 5 bout average for Spence? A little subjective don't you think?

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=HarvardBlue;19200898]The only reason I disagree with your comparison is we already saw Golovkin fight tentative against Jacobs and Lemieux to a lesser extent. We also saw him hesitate against C-level fighters whenever he got hit flush. Ironically, Crawford tend to…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19199329]they all said that Golovkin would walk through Canelo I said that Golovkin will keep them hands at home when he realizes how sharp Canelo is the same thing will happen to Spence I definitely expect his output to drop…

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