Pod Index: Rafael Marquez vs. Cristian Mijares
Despite the stoppage, the fight easily fell into the most competitive mathematical category. The three judges scored six of the eight rounds alike…
Rarely do the scores of a fight that fails to go the distance receive much attention. However, they are just as important of an indicator of consistency as scores from 12-round fights. In Mexico City on October 27th, Cristian Mijares stopped Rafael Marquez in the ninth round to earn the WBC Featherweight Silver Belt Title. Despite the stoppage, the fight easily fell into the most competitive mathematical category. The three judges scored six of the eight rounds alike. In the only two split rounds, judge Miguel Acuna felt that Marquez had the edge, while judges Barry Lindenman and Hector Hernandez leaned toward the eventual winner. The total Pod Index for the fight was 83.3%—impressive as compared to the overall average of 69.5% for the most competitive fights.
As a side note, because this fight was not a major world title bout, it did not feed into the overall Pod Index database of scores. Nevertheless, below are the round by round scores and Pod Index for each judge for the match.