Last Saturday, Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares with body shot heard round the world.
Ironically, Lomachenko ranks near the bottom of the list of top body punchers in the game today.
So do fellow pound for pound contenders Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Mikey Garcia, GGG, Oleksandr Usyk and Billy Joe Saunders.
CompuBox looks at their pct of body shots landed to pct. of total punches landed.
CompuBox also reports on the top body punchers in the game today as well as where past notable champs rank on the pct. of body shots landed list.
COMPUBOX: INSIDE THE NUMBERS – THE BODY SHOT REPORT
A WHO’S WHO OF HEADHUNTERS
BODY LANDED PCT.
DEONTAY WILDER 10.8%
MIKEY GARCIA 13.8%
GENNADY GOLOVKIN 14.4%
BJ SAUNDERS 14.4%
VASIYIL LOMACHENKO 17.0%
TERENCE CRAWFORD 21.0%
OLEKSANDR USYK 21.3%
ANTHONY JOSHUA 22.7%
CompuBox avg.: 23.2%
Apparently a better than average body attack does not equate to potential membership in boxing’s pound for pound ratings, as Lomachenko (CompuBox’s plus/minus leader), GGG, Crawford, Saunders, Garcia, Wilder, Joshua & Usyk all land below the CompuBox avg for body shots landed/total punches landed.
BODY LANDED PCT. LEADERS – ACTIVE FIGHTERS
BODY LANDED PCT.
JOSEPH PARKER 39.6%
DANNY GARCIA 38.3%
SOR RUNGVISAI 36.9%
ADONIS STEVENSON 35.4 %
JORGE LINARES 35.4%
Parker ranks #1 in pct., but lands just 3.9 body shots per round among his 9.5 punches landed per round.
Sor Rungvisai lands 8 body shots per round- #1 among active fighters
BODY LANDED PCT. – NOTABLE PAST CHAMPS
BODY LANDED PCT
JOE FRAZIER 41.0%
SONNY LISTON 35.9%
ANDRE WARD 29.6%
FLOYD MAYWEATHER 19.3 %
MUHAMMAD ALI 14.1%
VITALI KLITSCHKO 7.0%
Smokin Joe wrote the book on inside fighting.
Vitali was the ultimate headhunter.
Most of Floyd’s landed body shots were with his jab.