LOOK: CompuBox stats for Nietes-Palicte bout
Santino Honasan on Sep 10, 2018 11:54 AM
(Photo courtesy of Steve Angeles)
In the eyes of many, three-division world champion Donnie "Ahas" Nietes was well on his way to capturing a fourth division world championship following his WBO Super Flyweight World Championship bout against fellow Negrense Aston "Mighty" Palicte at SuperFly 3, Saturday morning in Los Angeles.
Instead, the judges scorecards resulted in a Split Draw, with one judge scoring the fight 116-112 in favor of Palicte, one judge scoring it 118-110 in favor of Nietes, and one judge scoring it a 114-114 draw.
The questionable decision left fans, the on-air commentary team, and most especially Team Nietes in confusion and disbelief.
Nietes' head trainer, Edito "Coach ALA" Villamor posted the CompuBox statistics on his Facebook page, which showed that the ALA Promotions star had outlanded his younger rival.
The stats show that Nietes outlanded Palicte 194-124 throughout the twelve-round contest.
Nietes also landed more power punches, 112-89.
The only time that Palicte was able to land more in terms of total punches, was in the fourth round, 18-8.
Of course, the number of punches thrown and landed do not always tell the whole story of a boxing bout, but it defnitely does help in showing how it played out.
Thoughts on the Nietes-Palicte bout? Did the former deserve to leave with the win and a fourth world championship, or did the latter do enough to earn a victory? Was the final decision correct?