Numbers say Mayweather won unanimously
September, 15, 2013
By ESPN Stats & Info | ESPN.com
Al Bello/Getty ImagesFloyd Mayweather defeated Canelo Alvarez by majority decision Saturday.
Mayweather won 117-111 and 116-112 on two judges' scorecards in his fight against Canelo Alvarez, while judge C.J. Ross had the fight a 114-114 draw for a majority decision. Ross had the fight a draw despite Mayweather having a clear edge in punches landed and punch accuracy.
According to CompuBox, Mayweather landed 46 percent of his punches, and 53 percent of his power punches. Alvarez landed 22 percent of his total punches, and was out-landed 232 to 117 over the 12-round fight.
In terms of power, Mayweather's biggest round was the sixth according to CompuBox, where he landed a fight-high 16 power punches. In fact, from the fifth round through the 11th, Mayweather connected on at least 50 percent of his power punches in each round.
Alvarez landed more than 10 power punches in a round just once during the fight, in the eighth round, according to CompuBox.
Mayweather did much of his damage to the right side of Alvarez's face, peppering him with 130 punches according to ESPN Stats & Information's video tracking.
Using that same video tracking, Alvarez did land more punches to the body, but by a small margin, edging Mayweather 54 to 38 in body punches.
Mayweather closed the fight by landing at least 12 jabs in each round over the final six rounds of the fight according to CompuBox. Alvarez failed to really establish his jab at all, never landing more than eight jabs in any round.
With the win, Mayweather improves to 45-0 in his career, and 22-0 in title fights. Saturday’s win was also his 20th against a former or current titleholder.
Statistical data provided by CompuBox; directional tracking from ESPN Stats & Info