Mayweather measures up with greats

Floyd Mayweather Jr. can make a statistical case for being boxing's best ever

Updated: May 3, 2012, 2:31 PM ET
By Igor Guryashkin | Special to ESPN.com

"Hit and don't get hit," goes the old adage in boxing. And from a statistical perspective, at least, it seems no one is better at living up to that credo than Floyd Mayweather Jr.

According to Bob Canobbio, owner and founder of CompuBox -- a computerized scoring system that counts every punch a boxer throws and lands -- Mayweather's average connect rate of 46 percent, compiled during his past nine fights (a "prime" designated by CompuBox), ranks as the best among current active fighters.

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