Pre-fight CompuBox stats: Spence holds edge over Peterson

Ahead of Saturday evening’s world welterweight title clash between upcoming star Errol Spence Jr. and former unified super-lightweight champion Lamont Peterson, CompuBox take a look at the stats involved.

Spence averages 10 more punches thrown per round than Peterson and landed 46.5% of his power punches in his last 5 fights and 7.3 jabs per round.

Opponents landed just 24.9% of their total punches (10 per round) and just 29.9% of their power shots (8.5 per round) vs. Spence. 
Peterson landed 46.3% of his power punches (last 11 fights), #6 among CompuBox Cat. Leaders and he amassed a +11 plus/minus rating, #8 among leaders.
Spence does not yet qualify for Categorical Leaders list, needing one more fight against a championship caliber opponent.