The welterweight division is arguably the deepest in boxing today. CompuBox ranks the top dogs at 147 lbs in 10 categories. Errol Spence ranks #1 due to his offensive output and accuracy. Terence Crawford, who makes his welterweight debut at welterweight in April vs. Jeff Horn, is the best defender.
Errol Spence: #1 in punches landed/thrown. Tied for #1 in jabs landed. #1 with 16 power landed per round. #2 with 47.1% power conn. pct. Opponents landed 29.9% of their power- #2. 31.4% of Spence's landed punches are body shots- #1 among top welterweights.
Terence Crawford: #1 with +14.6 plus/minus rating. Crawford tied with Spence for #1 with 6.6 jabs landed per round. Bud's 47.9% power connect pct. #1. Crawford opponents landed 20% of their total punches; 25% of their power punches and 7 punches per round- # 1 in all 3 categories.
Manny Pacquiao: #1 has spot with 15.5 power shots landed per round. #2 with 19.4 punches landed per round. #2 with 58 thrown per round.
Keith Thurman: most accurate power puncher at 48% and #2 with 13.2 power punches landed per round.
Shawn Porter & Danny Garcia opponents landed 35% & 36.8% of their power shots.
Jeff Horn least accurate, landing just 25.2% of his total punches and 28.8% of power punches.
Spence & Pacquiao are the only fighters to throw above the welter. avg. All seven welterweights held their opponents power punch connect pct. & punches landed per round below the CompuBox avg.
Points Distribution: 7 fighters on the list. 7 points for #1 in each category; 6 points for #2; 5 points for #3; 4 points for #4; 3 points for #5; 2 points for #6; 1 point for #7