Fitness | Technique | Mar 16 2017

Analysing Gennady Golovkin

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson analyses what makes Gennady Golovkin so effective
Gennady Golovkin
Gennady-Golovkin1  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

EVER wondered what makes Gennady Golovkin so effective? What kind of shots does he throw and when? Does he pace his strategy round-by-round or change the way he attacks? How good have his opponent’s been and where have they tried to attack?

Here are some interesting stats that Boxing Science uncovered during a performance analysis of Gennady Golovkin ahead of his fight with Kell Brook.

We found that;

 

GGG throws a punch on average every 2.6 s

His opponents throw a punch every 4.4 s

 

GGG lands 40% of his punches

His opponents land 23%

 

GGG increases the number of punches as rounds progress from 3 s in round 1 to 2 s in round 8.

His opponents tend to increase the number of punches from round 1 to 4 and then decrease from 4 to 8

 

GGG tends to vary the number of punches per second across rounds, whereas his opponents tend to have similar frequency of punches per round

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