Sunday, November 23, 2014
Manny Pacquiao landed 121 more punches than Chris Algieri (VIDEO)
Not only did Manny Pacquiao topple Chris Algieri six times, he also outworked Long Island’s favorite son by more than 120 punches.
Compubox stats showed that Pacquiao was the busier fighter during his WBO welterweight title defense against Algieri in Macau.
Pacquiao threw a total of 669 punches, of which 229 landed. Algieri, for his part, only landed 108 of his 469 punches. This means, the Filipino connected 121 more punches than his American counterpart.
Algieri is known as a volume puncher due to his boxing-counterpunching style. He averaged 87.9 punches per round in his last four bouts prior the Pacquiao fight.
During his junior welterweight clash against Ruslan Provodnikov last June, he connected 288 out of 993 punches. Nearly half of those were jabs that he used to maintain his distance against the Russian brawler.
In comparison, Provodnikov threw 776 punches and connected only 205, most of which were power punches.
But Algieri’s output noticeably went down when he went on full defensive mode against Pacquiao.
Pacquiao chased him all throughout the fight and knocked him down six times.
"I was disappointed by Algieri. All he did was run,” Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach said in Yahoo! Sports. “He didn't show the heart or the [expletive] he did versus Ruslan Provodnikov."