CompuBox shows Pacquiao landed more shots

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Posted at Nov 13 2011 04:32 PM | Updated as of Nov 14 2011 01:53 AM

Juan Manuel Marquez (L) of Mexico takes a punch from Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada November 13, 2011 (Manila time). REUTERS

MANILA, Philippines (2nd update) - Official fight statistics from CompuBox show that Filipino boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao threw and landed more punches against Mexican rival, Juan Manuel Marquez in their WBO welterweight title clash at the MGM Grand Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila).

CompuBox is a program that counts and categorizes punches in boxing matches.

 

In the final statistics, it shows that Pacquiao threw more shots (578) than Marquez (435).

Pacquiao connected with 176 punches (30%), while Marquez landed 138 (32%).

The jabs thrown favors Pacquiao, who connected with 59 of 304 jabs thrown, while Marquez connected with 38 of 182 jabs thrown.

Marquez was more efficient, however, connecting 21% of his jabs while Pacquiao connected 19%.

Pacquiao has the lead in power punches, connecting on 117 of 274 attempts or 43%, while Marquez connected on 100 of 254 power punches thrown or 39%.

Per round, Pacquiao threw 49 punches and landed 14, while Marquez threw 36 punches and landed 11.

While he landed fewer shots, Marquez was able to rattle Pacquiao with strong shots to the body in the middle rounds.

Nonetheless, Pacquiao eked out a majority decision win over Marquez in their trilogy bout, with judges scoring the bout 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112.

Pacquiao's coach, Freddie Roach, said the third fight may be the closest in the trilogy.

"Manny won the last two rounds, and I thought it was going to end up a draw," he said.

Although Pacquiao threw and landed more shots, Marquez and his team felt they deserved the victory as they landed the cleaner punches.

"We won. Three people there didn't see the same thing," a dejected Marquez said afterward.

His coach, Nacho Beristain, said the result was "utmost robbery," and called the result "a joke."