13
Nov
2018

Stat report: Billy Joe Saunders possesses ‘Vasyl Lomachenko-like movement and defense’

CompuBox 21/12/2017

Below is the CompuBox stat report on Billy Joe Saunders based on the WBO middleweight champion’s victory over David Lemieux recently.

The 28 year-old ran Lemieux ragged in Canada to impressively win a unanimous decision at Place Bell.

STAT REPORT

Saunders (+11.6) vaults into a tie for the #6 spot on the CompuBox Plus/Minus Leaders list following his +19.6 performance vs. David Lemieux, who landed an avg. of just six punches per round.  Here’s a look at the updated plus/minus leaders list:

PLUS/MINUS (TOTAL PUNCHES)

Fighter

Rating

VASYL LOMACHENKO(10)

+19.4

TERENCE CRAWFORD(10)

+14.6

ERISLANDY LARA(13)

+13.1

MIKEY GARCIA(7)

+12.7

NAOYA INOUE(9)

+12.6

BADOU JACK(5)

+11.6

BJ SAUNDERS(6)

+11.6

ROMAN GONZALEZ(17)

+11.6

GENNADY GOLOVKIN(14)

+11.5

LEO SANTA-CRUZ(11)

+11

 

As Saunders jab goes, so goes Saunders, as 62.2% of his landed punches are jabs- #1 among C’box Cat. Leaders & 34% higher than the CompuBox average.  

Here’s the list:

HIGHEST PCT. OF JABS LANDED/TOTAL PUNCHES LANDED PER ROUND

Fighter

Percentage

BJ SAUNDERS

62.2% (6.9 of 11.1)

MIKEY GARCIA

43.7% (6.9 of 15.8)

SERGEY KOVALEV

43.3% (6.5 of 15)

GEORGE GROVES

42.2% (7.8 of 18.5)

STEVE CUNNINGHAM

42% (6.6 of 15.7)

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

41.4% (10.4 of 25.1)

TERENCE CRAWFORD

39.1% (6.6 of 16.9)

AMIR KHAN

39.1% (7.7 of 19.7)

KELL BROOK

38.9% (7 of 18)

TYSON FURY

38.3% (7 of 18.3)

CompuBox Avg.: 28% (4.7 of 16.8)

 

 

Saunders just doesn’t throw his jab- he lands it- 28.4%- #3 among C’Box Cat. Leaders and 8.1% higher than the C’Box avg.

JAB CONNECT PCT.

Fighter

Percentage

GENNADY GOLOVKIN

33.5%

AMIR KHAN

29.2%

BJ SAUNDERS

28.4%

KELL BROOK

27.5%

JUAN-FRANCISCO ESTRADA

26.7%

SHAWN PORTER

26.4%

ADRIEN BRONER

26.2%

SERGEY KOVALEV

26%

STEVE CUNNINGHAM

25.9%

NAOYA INOUE

24.9%

CompuBox Avg.: 20.3%

 

 

 

Less is definitely more for Saunders, who averages just 37.3 punches thrown per round- fewest among C’Box Cat. Leaders and 18.2 fewer thrown per round than the CompuBox Avg.  

AVG. FEWEST TOTAL PUNCHES THROWN PER RD

Fighter

Thrown

BJ SAUNDERS

37.3

CURTIS STEVENS

39.5

NONITO DONAIRE

40.4

ADRIEN BRONER

41.9

SAUL ALVAREZ

42.2

JOHN JR MOLINA

43.3

ERISLANDY LARA

44.6

DANIEL JACOBS

45.1

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

46.9

MIKEY GARCIA

47.8

CompuBox Avg.:  55.5

 

 

Saunders’ movement, selective punch output & effective jab offers opponents minimal counter punching opportunities.  Saunders opponents landed just 7.1 punches per round (less than half the C’Box avg.) and just 4.2 power punches (one-third the CompuBox avg.)


OPPONENTS TOTAL PUNCHES LANDED PER RD – FEWEST

Fighter

Landed

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

5.1

DANIEL JACOBS

5.6

TERENCE CRAWFORD

7

BJ SAUNDERS

7.1

TYSON FURY

7.4

ADONIS STEVENSON

7.4

VASYL LOMACHENKO

7.4

MIKEY GARCIA

7.4

SERGEY KOVALEV

8.1

GARY RUSSELL JR.

8.5

Compubox Avg.: 16.8

 

 

OPPONENTS POWER LANDED PER RD – FEWEST

Fighter

Landed

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

3.5

DANIEL JACOBS

3.8

BJ SAUNDERS

4.2

SERGEY KOVALEV

4.7

ADONIS STEVENSON

4.8

TERENCE CRAWFORD

4.9

MIKEY GARCIA

5.2

TYSON FURY

5.3

VASYL LOMACHENKO

6.2

NONITO DONAIRE

6.3

Overall Compubox AVG. Landed- 12.1

 

 

Saunders opponents landed just 18.2% of their total punches- a mere 1.7% fewer than top defender Lomachenko.

OPPONENTS TOTAL CONN. PCT.- LOWEST

Fighter

Percentage

VASYL LOMACHENKO

16.5%

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

17.1%

MIKEY GARCIA

17.8%

DANIEL JACOBS

17.9%

BJ SAUNDERS

18.2%

GARY RUSSELL JR.

18.2%

ERISLANDY LARA

19.2%

TERENCE CRAWFORD

19.9%

JUAN-FRANCISCO ESTRADA

21.2%

NAOYA INOUE

21.5%

CompuBox Avg.: 30.3%

 

 
 

 

Saunders opponents land 13.6% fewer power punches than the CompuBox avg. and just 2.6% less than #1 Lomachenko.

OPPONENTS POWER PUNCH CONN. PCT. – LOWEST

Fighter

Percentage

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX

21%

GARY RUSSELL JR.

21.4%

VASYL LOMACHENKO

23%

BJ SAUNDERS

23.6%

ERISLANDY LARA

24.1%

DANIEL JACOBS

25%

MIKEY GARCIA

25.2%

TERENCE CRAWFORD

25.9%

JUAN-FRANCISCO ESTRADA

28.7%

CARLOS CUADRAS

29.7%

CompuBox Avg.: 37.2%

 

 

Conclusion:  Saunders possesses Lomachenko-like movement & defensive skills, but in order to attain pound for pound status, he’ll need to step up his offensive output: 37.3 punches thrown per round- fewest among C’Box Cat. Leaders-(Loma averages 62.4 thrown per round); 11.1 punches landed per round- second fewest among C’Box Cat. Leaders-(Loma lands 22.4 per round) and power landed per round- 4.2 per round- fewest among C’Box Cat. Leaders-(Loma lands 14.9 power shots per round).  

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