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Whitaker vs. Rivera: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Pernell Whitaker (Sweet Pea) defends his WBC welterweight title against Wilfredo Rivera. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

32
Nov 15, 1984
37-1-1
18
16 (41%)
168 cm
175 cm
7 cm
Southpaw
Nov 18, 1995
4m, 25d
5
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
26
Apr 2, 1988
23-0-1
0
14 (58.3%)
180 cm
183 cm
3 cm
Orthodox
Nov 18, 1995
4m, 25d
17
WBAWBCIBFTheRing
sWL
w1
WL
w1
d5
sLT
w1
LT
w1
d3
LT
w1
d6
LT
w1
d8
LT
w1
welterweight
Friday, 12 Apr 1996
Atlantis World Casino, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
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Pernell Whitaker vs. Wilfredo Rivera I

Date

This fight between Pernell Whitaker and Wilfredo Rivera took place on at the Atlantis Casino, Cupecoy Bay.

Tale of the Tape

At 180 cm, Wilfredo Rivera is the taller of the two by 12 cms; Pernell Whitaker is 168 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 183 cm, Rivera also has a good reach advantage of 8 cms over Whitaker's 175 cm. Whitaker has a 4 cm ape index advantage over Rivera.

Whitaker is coming in to this fight with a record of 37-1-1 (16 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 25 days ago against Jake RodrĂ­guez, which he won via 6th round KO.

Rivera comes in with an undefeated record of 23-0-1 (14 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 25 days ago against Steve Larrimore, which he won via 2nd round TKO.

Pernell Whitaker fights out of the southpaw stance, while Wilfredo Rivera fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Whitaker will be 32 years and 3 months old. Rivera will be 26 years and 11 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 52-48 in favor of Wilfredo Rivera. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Whitaker vs Rivera.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Wilfredo Rivera may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Whitaker stops Rivera early.

Result

Pernell Whitaker defeated Wilfredo Rivera via 12 round SD to retain the WBC welterweight title. Rivera's undefeated record comes to an end, and Whitaker advances his win streak to 6. Whitaker is now 38-1-1, and Rivera 23-1-1.

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