Numbers don’t lie, but they can be manipulated—especially in sports. A list of the 10 most impressive statistics in boxing up to this point in the year would not be complete without including the dominance of Floyd Mayweather versus Robert Guerrero and Guillermo Rigondeaux versus Nonito Donaire.
But such a list would not be accurate if it didn’t factor in the level of opposition each man has faced as well. After all, how impressive is landing 60 percent of your power punches if your opponent isn’t any good?
Aside from the quality of opponent, some of the most important factors this list considers are connect percentage, sheer punch output—or punches thrown—and the opponents’ connect percentage.
Some fights included on this list stand out in terms of one of these statistical categories, while others include an impressive combination.
With these guidelines in place, let’s take a look at the 10 most statistically impressive fights in boxing up to this point in the year.
Unless otherwise noted, all statistics used in this article are from CompuBox.