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Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward: Post-Fight Statistical Breakdown

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Las Vegas, Nevada: In the wake of the controversial unanimous decision victory for Andre Ward over former WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev on Saturday night which most writers, commentators, and media scored a decisive Kovalev victory, CompuBox released the breakdown of their punch stats for the November 19 megafight.

Factoring in the second round knockdown, Kovalev would have taken the fight based on total punches landed, total punches thrown, power punches landed, power punches thrown, accuracy of power punches or jabs thrown.

Scoring based on jabs landed would have resulted in a draw. The only metric that could have handed Ward the victory was accuracy, but he was only more accurate in throwing jabs on a round-by-round basis.

Particularly glaring is the tenth round, which all three judges scored for Ward, though it looked like a clear Kovalev round according to the CompuBox stats. In the tenth round, Kovalev significantly out-landed and out-threw Ward in total punches, jabs and power punches. Had all three judges scored the tenth round for Sergey, Kovalev would have won the fight 114-113.

Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, “I thought Sergey won the fight sitting ringside and it looks like the CompuBox stats bear that out. The judges gave every close round to the challenger instead of the champion, plus the tenth round which wasn’t even close. Sergey has asked for an immediate rematch. As far as we are concerned, he won the first fight and he will win the second fight too.”

Below are post-fight stats courtesy of CompuBox and BoxStat:

COMPUBOX STATS

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BOXSTAT STATS

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Programming Note: HBO will replay the fight this Saturday, November 26 at 10:35 pm ET/PT.

 

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2 comments
GeraldCarter
GeraldCarter

Watch out GGG with your fight against Jacobs another America's Golden Boy. If you don't knock him out you a Russian might wind up with a similar decision.. Oh I scored the fight 115-112 for Kovalov. Who the hell negotiated that fight. Not one thing went the way of the champ. Country, venue, ref, judges and after the fact even the network HBO seemed to be in the bag except for Lederman.

AdrianChirea
AdrianChirea

First of all Kovalev win the fight....not Ward !!..more than 80% of media , newspapers and boxing experts , they give Kovelez 115-112, some 114-113 for Kovalev ! yes...Ward was coming back , but not even close to win this fight. Kovalev was the aggressor in all rounds , every jab or thrown by Kovalev was hurting Ward . So , we come back at a rotten system , when judges like very often in last few years they give a decision based in ''we don't know really why'' - corruption ? can be !!
Check the match before Kovalev_Ward , Hookers vs Perez - another robbery !! At this level of boxing things like this they don't need to happened . This is bad for boxing , for fans , for pay per view - who is gone buy pay epr view , to see what !..BAD DECISIONS !!!
Sorry Ward , I was big fan of you , but you didn't deserve to win this fight , please give back the belts to Kovalev , be what you are saying you are - S.O.G !

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