Following their exciting rematch, statistics have been revealed for both fights involving Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
The pair traded blows in September 2017 and 2018, with Canelo claiming a draw and win to take the middleweight crown.
Controversially earning a share of the spoils last year, Canelo took a wafter-thin decision over the weekend in a fight which could have gone either way.
CompuBox have now crunched the numbers for the 24 rounds, proving the two pound for pound stars are hard to separate.
As expected, GGG was the busier fighter in his two fights with Canelo. GGG landed 9.4 jabs per round- double the middleweight avg. That jab accounted for half his offense. As he landed 9.4 power punches per round vs. Canelo I & II. GGG landed slightly below the middle. avg. for power shots (33.5%) vs. Canelo I & II after landing 45.6% in his previous 13 fights.
Just 6.9% of GGG’s landed punches were body shots. He landed just 6 body shots in the rematch after landing just 8 in the first fight. That’s a body landed /total punch landed pct of just 3.1%- (CompuBox avg.: 25%).
Canelo made his punches count and was efficient. He landed 33% overall and 40.2% of his power punches- GGG’s previous 14 opponents landed 34.5% of their power shots. 24.3% of his landed punches were body shots and he was steady, landing 46 in the rematch after landing 44 in the first fight.
How close were the two fights? they landed within six punches of each other in 16 of 24 rounds fought with one round even in connects. GGG’s 234 total punches landed/879 thrown in the rematch were the most by a Canelo opponent in 24 of his fights tracked by CompuBox. GGG’s 116 landed power punches also were the most by a Canelo opponent.
A third fight has been talked about in the days since, whilst David Lemieux – who won on the undercard, is expecting to face Canelo next.
Should Golovkin agree to a trilogy, Las Vegas may be ruled out as a venue.