If you've ever watched a professional boxing match on television you've probably heard of CompuBox. But what is this mysterious, magical thingy that counts punches?
CompuBox is actually a computer program developed in 1985 (originally named FightStat) for TV networks to be able to display a relatively accurate view of punching statistics during a fight. It was initially developed in order to help settle controversies by offering a statistical count of the quantity and "quality" of punches thrown. The software tracks punches landed to the body and to the head and categorizes them by type (jab or power punch) and whether the punch was a hit or miss. The software can then display the number of punches thrown versus landed and compare percentages of each fighter.