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Palomino vs. Benítez: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Carlos Palomino defends his WBC and The Ring welterweight titles against Wilfred Benítez (El Radar). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

29
Sep 14, 1972
27-1-3
8
15 (48.4%)
177 cm
181 cm
4 cm
Orthodox
May 27, 1978
7m, 18d
10
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
20
Nov 22, 1973
36-0-1
3
25 (67.6%)
178 cm
178 cm
0 cm
Orthodox
Dec 8, 1978
1m, 6d
8
WBCTheRing
WL
w1
d7
WL
w1
d7
WBATheRing
sLT
w1
d2
sLT
w1
d2
welterweight
Sunday, 14 Jan 1979
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States, United States
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Carlos Palomino vs. Wilfred Benítez

Date

This fight between Carlos Palomino and Wilfred Benítez took place on at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States, United States.

Tale of the Tape

At 178 cm, Wilfred Benítez is the taller of the two by 1 cm; Carlos Palomino is 177 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Palomino has longer reach of 181 cm, which is 3 cms longer than Benítez' 178 cm. Palomino also has a 4 cm ape index advantage over Benítez.

Palomino is coming in to this fight with a record of 27-1-3 (15 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 18 days ago against Armando Muniz, which he won via 15 round unanimous decision.

Benítez comes in with an undefeated record of 36-0-1 (25 KOs). His last fight was 1 month and 6 days ago against Vernon Lewis, which he won via 10 round unanimous decision.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Palomino will be 29 years and 5 months old. Benítez will be 20 years and 4 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 51-49 in favor of Carlos Palomino. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Palomino vs Benítez.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Carlos Palomino may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Benítez stops Palomino early.

Result

Wilfred Benítez defeated Carlos Palomino via 15 round SD. Palomino's 10 fight win streak comes to an end, and Benítez advances his win streak to 9. Benítez is now 37-0-1, and Palomino 27-2-3.

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