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TKO Tom
02-26-2006, 12:21 PM
YEAR&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 1995&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 1996&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 1997
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
TITLE FIGHTS&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 125&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 123&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 119
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KNOCKOUTS&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 59&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 79&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 55
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PERCENT&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 47.20%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 64.22%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 46.21%
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YEAR 1998&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 1999&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2000
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
TITLE FIGHTS 103&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 113&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 109
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KNOCKOUTS 51&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 53&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 55
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PERCENT 49.51%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 51.45%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 50.45%
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YEAR 2001&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2002&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2003
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TITLE FIGHTS 90&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 79&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 79
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KNOCKOUTS 48&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 33&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 33
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PERCENT 53.33%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 41.77%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 41.77%


YEAR 2004&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 2005
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
TITLE FIGHTS 84&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 82
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KNOCKOUTS 35&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 37
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PERCENT 41.66%&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 45.12%


Hi Guys,

These are numbers that I've compiled and calculated. You will find these nowhere else in the worl but here on "The Zone". They are WBA, WBC and IBF title fights from 1995-2005

As you can see, there is a vast dropoff in the amounts of knockouts being scored today versus 10 years ago. Also, despite the fact that there are 17 weight divisions and 3 champs per division, the number of title fights per year continues to dwindle.

With the knockout ratios in title fights down around 40%-45% it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out something is going on. My thoughts? (1.) The amateur game of pitty-pat punching is now having an effect on the pro game. (2.) Over regulation by doctors and state commissions has made boxing a "safer" sport. (3.) Referees that interrupt the flow of fights with too many warnings and frequent interruptions for minor infractions. (4.) Boxing gloves that are too padded and too soft.

:hat &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp

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cyberboxingzone
03-01-2006, 02:42 AM
Interesting -- I'd like to see a comparison with a classic year, say 1937!

Boxscribe
03-02-2006, 06:17 PM
1937 saw 18 world title fights with 7 KOs.

I make that 39%.

Way fewer fights, but also lower KO% compared to recent years.

I will work out the years from 1900 and post the results here later.