CompuBox, Inc. is owned and operated by Bob Canobbio (co-founder Logan Hobson left CompuBox in 2002). In 1985, CompuBox, Inc. developed the computer program that counts and categorizes punches thrown and landed in boxing matches.
CompuBox, Inc. made it's HBO debut on February 16, 1985, the date of the lightweight championship fight between Livingstone Bramble and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. Since then, CompuBox's "punchstat" program has been ringside for more than 350 of HBO's boxing telecasts, totaling more than 600 fights.
CompuBox, Inc. has also been hired by trainers Eddie Futch, Emanuel Stewart, George Benton, Lou Duva and Freddie Roach along with champions Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Evander Holyfield, Mike McCallum, Oscar delaHoya, as well as other contenders to compile scouting reports on opponents and also attend the fighter's sparring sessions.
Also sharing the punching-counting responsibilities for CompuBox, Inc. are Joe Carnicelli, a former sports editor at UPI, former professional fighters Saul Avelar, Dennis Allen and former 130-lb. champ Genaro Hernandez. Noted boxing scribe Lee Groves also assists with the punch counting and research as does Nic Canobbio.
Posted 12:00 AM | Apr 5, 2006