Stats & Info: Timothy Bradley Jr.

Top stats to know: Pacquiao vs. Bradley

April, 10, 2014
Apr 10

Manny Pacquiao came on at the end of the rounds against Timothy Bradley Jr. in their first meeting.
The rematch between Timothy Bradley Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will take place Saturday night. And if the rematch is anything like the first meeting, there will be no shortage of drama.

The first fight
Bradley defeated Pacquiao by split decision (115-113, 115-113, 113-115) on June 9, 2012. Many boxing analysts and journalists, however, believed Pacquiao had won the fight decisively based on Pacquiao's out-landing Bradley in 10 of 12 rounds.

The loss to Bradley ended Pacquiao’s 15-fight winning streak.

In his next fight, against rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012, Pacquiao was knocked out in the sixth round. It was Pacquiao’s first defeat by knockout since 1999. Pacquiao rebounded against Brandon Rios, earning a unanimous decision victory in November.

Since then ...
Bradley has made two defenses of his WBO welterweight title since defeating Pacquiao.

His first defense was against Ruslan Provodnikov in a matchup named 2013 Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine. This past October, Bradley defeated Marquez by split decision. Bradley is ranked No. 3 on the and Ring Magazine pound-for-pound lists.

Pacquiao's two straight losses were the first back-to-back defeats of Pacquiao's career.

Power punching
Pacquiao is one of the most powerful punchers pound-for-pound in boxing. He landed 39 percent against Bradley in their first fight and ranks second among active fighters in average power punches landed per round (20).

In the first fight, Pacquiao out-landed Bradley 253-159, including 190-108 in power punches. Bradley was hit to the right side of the head 111 times, 44 percent of Pacquiao’s offense.

On the other hand, Bradley attempted more jabs (1,275) than power punches (1,126) in his past three fights.

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Bradley's jab helps defeat Marquez

October, 13, 2013
REUTERS/Steve MarcusTimothy Bradley Jr. retained his WBO Welterweight Title Saturday with punches like this against Juan Manuel Marquez.
He hadn't fought in seven months, but in the end Timothy Bradley Jr. came away with a familiar result. Bradley defeated Juan Manuel Marquez by split decision to retain his WBO Welterweight Title. He improves to 31-0 with one no contest in his career, including 8-0 with one no contest against current or former world champions.

Bradley won 116-112 on one judge's scorecard and 115-113 on another. The third judge had it 115-113 in favor of Marquez.

According to CompuBox, Bradley landed 30 percent of his punches, and 38 percent of his power punches. Marquez landed 34 percent of his total punches, but was out-landed 168 to 153 over the 12-round fight. The difference was in jabs where Bradley landed 82 jabs to Marquez’s 38, according to CompuBox

Marquez landed more punches than Bradley in just three of the rounds although he landed more power punches than Bradley in nine of the rounds, according to CompuBox

Bradley did much of his damage to the left side of Marquez's face, peppering him with 75 punches according to ESPN Stats & Information's video tracking.

Using that same video tracking, Bradley also landed more punches to the body, but by a small margin, edging Marquez 52 to 45.

Marquez drops to 55-7-1 with the loss and is now 8-6-1 against current or former world champions. It was Marquez' first fight since knocking out Manny Pacquiao last December. He had won five of his previous six fights.

Statistical data provided by CompuBox; directional tracking from ESPN Stats & Info