Pac vs. Algieri: A Look at the Judges

By Boxing Analytics on November 22, 2014
Pac vs. Algieri: A Look at the Judges
Michael Pernick had the first fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana a draw.

The judges assigned to tonight’s fight between Pacquiao and Algieri are Levi Martinez, Patrick Morley, and Michael Pernick…

The three judges assigned to Saturday’s fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri at the Venetian Macau’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China, are Levi Martinez from New Mexico, Patrick Morley from Illinois, and Michael Pernick from Florida.

According to the Pod Index, a statistics company based in Chicago that focuses on the performance of boxing and MMA judges, Levi Martinez is in the majority in 82.19% of rounds scored in difficult fights. Patrick Morley agrees with at least one fellow judge in 89.41% of rounds scored, while Michael Pernick is in the round majority 89.27% of the time. As a point of reference, the world average for difficult fights is 86.04%.

On July 7, 2014, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Levi Martinez contributed to a split decision in favor of Saul Alvarez over Erislandy Lara. Final scores were 117-111, 115-113, and 113-115.

In his last fight, on May 31, 2014, at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China, Patrick Morley, the least experienced of the three judges, contributed to a unanimous decision in favor of Evgeny Gradovich over Alexander Miskirtchian. Final scores were 117-110, 117-110, and 118-110.

On May 3, 2014, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Pernick scored a draw in the first fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana. Final scores were 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112.

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  1. Eduardo gomez 08:11pm, 11/22/2014

    Levi martinez is not doing his job right that score 117-111 canelo-lara fight was ridiculous he did no deserve to be a judge anymore

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