Jack Catterall clearly outlanded Josh Taylor in total punches, according to the CompuBox punch stats for their fight.
The challenger fought brilliantly and scored a knockdown, but the judges instead awarded the champion the victory and provoked an outcry of ‘robbery’ from many fans
The contest started with Catterall boxing well, and he made Taylor step back with a sweet left hand inside the opening 20 seconds.
Catterall had success with a series of accurate shots troubling the Scot, who struggled to land clean himself.
As they hit the halfway mark, the Englishman seemed to be building a lead while Taylor was cut under his right eye.
Catterall stunned Taylor and floored him with an classy combination of left hooks in round eight, but the home fighter rose to his feet and battled back.
It seemed the challenger had done enough though, with the champion unable to get to grips with him throughout the bout.
However, the judges’ scorecards read 112-113, 114-111, 113-112 for Taylor, who retained his undisputed titles in ironically disputed fashion.
The CompuBox punch stats for the fight have now revealed that Catterall landed 120 of his 525 punches thrown in total, while Taylor landed 73 of 306.
Catterall landed 39 of his 258 jabs thrown, while Taylor landed 16 of 127.
And Catterall landed 81 of his 267 power punches, while Taylor landed 57 of 179.
As for the judges’ full scorecards they showed that Ian John-Lewis gave Taylor rounds 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 12 to come up with a three-point margin of victory.
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