Danny Garcia (last 12 fights) threw and landed slightly below the weight class average for total punches against a who’s who of opponents. Garcia landed 40.3% of his power punches., while opponents landed 37.6% of their power shots. Garcia landed just 3 jabs per round (16.6%).
Rios, when on, is a high-volume puncher. He averaged 115 thrown/54 landed per round in his comeback fight vs. Herrera, who landed 49% of his power shots vs. Rios.
In fact, Rios’ last 7 opponents landed 40.8% of their power shots,while Rios landed 38.5%.
LAS VEGAS – Two-division world champion Danny Garcia and former world champion Brandon Rios faced off Thursday at the final press conference for their WBC Welterweight World Title Eliminator this Saturday, February 17 live on SHOWTIME from Mandalay Bay Events Center, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
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Garcia, who returns for his first bout since a unification showdown with Keith Thurman, promised to put on a show, while a confident Rios assured he was 100 percent prepared for what he deemed a “make or break” fight.
Saturday’s co-main event stole the show Thursday as undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David Benavidez promised to send top-rated contender Ronald Gavril into retirement in their anticipated rematch of a thrilling 2017 split-decision.
Gavril, who floored Benavidez in the final minute of their Fight of the Year nominee, promised a different outcome in Saturday’s rematch.