Canelo vs. Golovkin – CompuBox Historical Review – BoxingScene.com
Gennady Golovkin landed 40.1% of his total punches- #1 among active fighters and he’s only active fighter to land 40% or more of his power punches now that Money is re-retired. GGG’s 10.6 jabs landed per round also ranks #1, as does his 34.1% landed pct. for that jab. GGG (in his last 13 fights) threw 23.2 more punches per round than Canelo Alvarez (in his last 9 fights).
GGG landed 26.2 punches per round (#4 on CompuBox Category Leaders list). GGG threw 12.4 more jabs per round than Canelo and 11.2 more power shots per round. GGG’s commitment to his offense is reflected in his opponents power connect pct.- 34.5%, while opponents of the more selective Canelo landed just 11.4 punches per round (middle avg.: 16.7) & only 6.7 power shots per round (middle avg.: 11.9).
Both GGG & Canelo landed 46% of their own power punches
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The mythical pound-for-pound title is also at stake in the “Supremacy” main event as the Alvarez vs. Golovkin winner — both fighters are rated among the top 5 in virtually all polls used to rank fighters regardless of weight classes – will become the undisputed world middleweight champion and arguably the world’s best of the best.
The eight fighters in the four pay-per-view fights have a combined 217.3.3 (147 KOs) record, including the 86-1-1 (67) Canelo-GGG record.
In the 10-round co-feature, unbeaten featherweights Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (24-0, 13 KOs) and Jorge “Pilon” Lara (29-0-2, 21 KOs) battle in the World Boxing Council (WBC) Title Eliminator to position the winner for a world title shot against WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russel, Jr.
2012 U.S. Olympian Diaz, fighting out of South El Monte, California, is the reigning North American Boxing Federation (NABF) and North American Boxing Organization (NABO) featherweight champion. The slick southpaw is rated among the top 10 by all four major sanctioning bodies – WBO #1, WBC #2, IBF #4 and WBA #9 – as well as No. 7 by The Ring magazine. His Mexican opponent, Lara, is ranked No. 5 and 6, respectively, by the WBC and WBA, in addition to No. 9 by The Ring.