Friday, June 8, 2012

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1870:
Predicting Boxing Match Based on
Body Language Confidence Levels at Weigh In

Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao will face Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tomorrow night - Saturday 9 June 2012. The outcome of any sporting event is difficult to predict. Skill, personal problems, unknown medical issues, training discipline, etc. all contribute. When there are multiple players on each team - the variables rise exponentially. However when only two competitors are involved - as in a boxing match - the relative confidence level of each athlete is often the single biggest predictor of the outcome.

When comparing the body language of Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley - Bradley has the distinctly higher confidence level. Thus I predict Bradley will defeat Pacquiao for the WBO Welterweight Title and handing the Filipino Congressman his forth career loss (Boxing Experts give the odds to Pacquiao as the significant favorite).

See also:

Analysis # 217: Predicting Pacquiao vs. Marquez III - Based on Body Language

Analysis # 1758: Predicting Mayweather vs. Cotto - Based on Body Language