Boxing

Pacman Throws "Punches In Bunches" BUT Does It Really Tell The Story?

ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 13:  (R-L) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines throws a left to the body of Joshua Clottey of Ghana during the WBO welterweight title fight at Cowboys Stadium on March 13, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao defeated Clottey by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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jason hughesCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2010

   Okay, Manny Pacquiao is on a roll right now not to be rivaled anytime soon other than the very fighter that the whole wide world is chomping at the bit to see him fight right now, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

   But I am not going to touch that debate right now, I am going to try to make sense of the punch count numbers COMPUBOX, otherwise known as HAL from Stanley Kubrick's classic movie "2001 A Space Odyssey".

    Pacman threw close to almost a thousand more punches than Joshua Clottey in the fight last night in Dallas, fine, he also clearly won the fight ,also fine with me, but when I break down two thirds of what COMPUBOX stands for, I seem to be left scratching my head.

  While "The PACMAN" THREW A THOUSAND MORE PUNCHES, he and Clottey landed almost equally the same amount, and with Clottey throwing fewer punches, his percentage of landing blows was actually higher than Manny's.

  Now, I do think that the accuracy and power of punches cannot be measured by the robot counting machine,so it will hurt PBF when the two finally square off, only because the majority of people are so wowed by the first equation of a three part process.

  Yes, Manny will probably throw another 1200 to1400 punches in the mega fight, but with PBF being the defensive genius that he is most will not land, if he could only manage 27 percent against Clottey, than 15 percent against PBF would ,in my opinion, not make for a very good percentage.

   If PBF also known as Floyd Mayweather Jr can slip most of Pacquiao's punches and takes two of the three variables of the COMPUBOX machine then I would see no way for Manny to win the fight other than a knockout, and that,s not gonna happen.

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