“EVERYBODY wants stats because they tell a story in all sports.”
Bob Canobbio’s observation is simple and straightforward, yet it has nonetheless formed the basis of a system which has become a fundamental component in boxing telecasts in the USA and around the globe.
In essence, CompuBox is a computerised program designed to count the number of punches thrown and landed during a boxing match. Two operators sit ringside with laptops, each focusing on the actions of a designated fighter. When fighter A throws a punch, operator A enters this into the system. The same goes for fighter B and operator B.