Pacquaio-Marquez III: Inside the Numbers

By CompuBox


  • In their first two fights combined, Marquez has outlanded Pacquiao 330-305 in total punches and 252 to 214 in power punches.
  • In the first fight, Marquez landed 158 of 547 (29%-46 thrown per round) in the first fight, to 148 of 639 (23%-53 thrown per round) for Pac. 
  • In the first fight, Marquez had a 122-100 edge in power shots landed, hitting on 122 of 339 (36%) to 100 of 231 (43%) for Manny. 
  • In the rematch, Marquez landed 172 of 511 total punches (34%- 43 thrown per round) to 157 of 619 (25%-52 thrown per round) for Manny. 
  • In the rematch, Marquez had a 130-114 edge in power shots landed, hitting on 130 of 310 (42%) to 114 of 305 (37%) for Pac. 
  • In the rematch, Marquez improved his overall connect pct. by 5% and his power conn. pct. by 6% in the rematch. 
  • In the rematch, Manny improved 2% overall and dropped 6% in power connects. 
  • In both fights combined, Marquez landed more total punches in 12 rounds, to nine for Manny, with three even
  • Marquez posted the most lopsided rounds in total punches landed.  He outlanded Manny 16-5 in round six of first fight and 21-5 in round eight of the rematch.   Marquez outlanded Manny 13-1 in power punches in round six of the first fight.
  • Manny’s most dominant round was round two of the first fight when he outlanded Marquez 18-8 in total punches. 
  • In between their first fight and rematch, Pacquiao was 7-1, with 5 ko’s, while Marquez went 6-1, 2 ko’s.
  • Since the rematch, Pac is 7-0, 4 ko’s – Marquez 5-1, 4 ko’s
  • Combined records of Pacquiao’s opponents since rematch: 271-23-2 (92% win pct.); Marquez’s opponents: 195-12-1 (94% win pct.)
  • Since rematch, Pacquiao has outlanded his last seven opponents 1807-766 in total punches.  Pac’s avg’d 79 punches thrown per round and 27 landed.  He landed 48% of his power shots- an avg. of 23 per round, nearly double the welter avg. (13)
  • Since rematch, Pac’s opponents landed just 11 punches per round.  Welter avg. is 19 landed per round. 
  • In his last five fights (at 135 lbs-plus), Marquez landed 50% of his power punches, while averaging 61 punches thrown per round/26 landed
  • Marquez avg’d 47 punches thrown per round, 16 landed in his nine fights at featherweight (not including first Pacquiao fight)
  • Most Total Punches Landed in a Fight vs. Pacquiao: 265- Erik Morales (first fight) 
  • Most Total Punches Landed in a Round vs. Pacquiao: 34- Antonio Margarito, round 8
  • Most Power Punches Landed in a Round vs. Pacquiao: 29- Antonio Margarito, round 8
  • Most Total Punches Landed in a Fight vs. Marquez: 290- Floyd Mayweather
  • Most Total Punches Landed in a Round vs. Marquez: 42- Manuel Medina, round 4 (23 were jabs)
  • Most Power Punches Landed in a Round vs. Marquez: 32 – Michael Katsidis,  round 7