Boxing News 2014: WBC Analysis – 54% Effectivity for Mayweather Punches, 26% for Maidana

By Vittorio Hernandez
May 4, 2014 4:41 PM EST

Boxing News 2014: WBC Analysis – 54% Effectivity for Mayweather Punches, 26% for Maidana

Many Argentinean boxing fans were disappointed with the result of the just concluded reunification fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and their compatriot, Marcos Maidana, on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With Maidana confirming Mayweather's pre-fight comment that he is no pushover, the Argentinean pugilist fought a tightly contested fight that one judge even scored it a draw at 114-114. However, two other judges favoured Money May with scores of 117-111 and 116-112.

While the scores show how close the fight was, the World Boxing Council's analysis of their punches explains why Mayweather won despite sustaining a cut on his right eye in Round 4 ( WBC, in a tweet, explained that Mayweather landed 230 of 426 punches for an effectivity rate of 54 per cent versus 221 if 858 punches for Maidana for an effectivity rate of 26%.

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Twitter members agree that it was a good fight.

Andreas Hale wrote, "Maidana won over the crowd tonight. Nobody gave him a chance and he gave Mayweather a handful. Definitely not a boring fight."

Ricardo Rodriguez agreed, saying, "Mayweather may have won by the had a huge challenge."

Zoe's focus, however, was on Mayweather's guaranteed purse of $32 million, which translates into $888,000 per minute or $14,815 per second, prompting Zoe to comment, "I'm just looking my life in disgust."

IG: kingzavie observed, "Floyd Mayweather don't even be looking like he fought. He look like he just went on a late night jog."

Sledgren tweeted a boxing fan's wish that "Mayweather should fight Amir Khan in Dec, Pacquiao in may and retire."

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