Statistics definitions

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Statistics definitions

Here are some words you will need to know to understand the statistical tables. Everyone starts with a "" record. SumRecord The sum of the record of all opponents. If a boxer has won against 3 opponents who themselves had the recordand the SumRecord is SumRecords are valuable if you want a very quick overview of the worthiness of a boxer's career.

If a boxer has a SumRecord of, say, you know that he mainly fought against losers. Remark 1 This is the definition I use throughout this blog. There is not a single case in this blog where I call someone a "bum" who doesn't fit Statistics definitions definition.

Statistics definitions

Being a "bum" in this blog is a completely standardized Statistics definitions as opposed to some subjective descriptions like "This bum came only to get a paycheck" or "Mike Tyson only beat bums".

And I mean it in a strictly mathematical sense anyway. When I write in this blog "Muhammad Ali fought the bummy Leon Spinks" then I don't mean that Leon was a bum because his record was only at the time of the bout.

Lennox Lewis, Larry Holmes, Muhammad Ali, Vitali Klitschko were also themselves at some point in their careers and they weren't bums then either. Maybe inexperienced "greens" but not bums.

Just 2 examples Larry Holmes fought in his first 20 fights 18 bums and then in the 20 fights in the middle of his career only 4 bums. Lennox Lewis switched after 21 fights: In the first 21 fights he fought 18 bums, and then in the next 21 fights he fought only 2 bums.


Basically another word for "padded record with hardly mentionable wins". There are 2 ways how you can interpret streaks which is demonstrated by the following example: Someone has the following record: What is his "KO'losses streak"?

On this site unless otherwise stated I always mean the second. The 49 opponents consisted of 44 unique opponents.

Correspondence – UK Statistics Authority

He KO'ed 41 of these All statistics I feature on this site are NOT based on "unique opponents" except where explicitly mentioned so. In the rare cases when I list "unique" stats it's clearly stated so.

Remark Despite of the term "chin" this might or might not be a pure chin issue. Fighters may lose by KO for different reasons stamina, broken bones, dislocated joints, referee intervention, cuts….

But in lack of a better word I use this catchy term.

Excluding certain fights from calculations. Example Mike Tyson beat Frank Bruno.

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Unless mentioned otherwise KOs only include KOs in rounds U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Division of Information and Marketing Services, PSB Suite , 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC Statistics is a branch of applied mathematics concerned with collecting, organizing, and interpreting data.

The data are represented by means of graphs. Statistics is also the mathematical study of the likelihood and probability of events occurring based on known quantitative data or a collection of data.

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