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Whitaker vs. Rivera II: 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
38-1-1
19
16 (40%)
168 cm
175 cm
7 cm
Southpaw
Apr 12, 1996
5m, 8d
6
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
27
Apr 2, 1988
23-1-1
1
14 (56%)
180 cm
183 cm
3 cm
Orthodox
Apr 12, 1996
5m, 8d
-1
WBAWBCIBFTheRing
sWL
w1
WL
w1
d6
sLT
w1
LT
w1
d3
LT
w1
d6
LT
w1
d8
LT
w1
welterweight
Friday, 20 Sep 1996
James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, U.S.
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Pernell Whitaker vs. Wilfredo Rivera II

Date

This fight between Pernell Whitaker and Wilfredo Rivera took place on at the James Knight Convention Center, Miami.

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 38-1-1 (16 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 8 days ago against Wilfredo Rivera, which he won via 12 round split decision.

Wilfredo Rivera's boxing career

Rivera comes in with a record of 23-1-1 (14 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 8 days ago against Pernell Whitaker, which he lost via 12 round split decision.

Pernell Whitaker's boxing career

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 8 months old. Rivera will be 27 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 54-46 in favor of Pernell Whitaker. Here is the prediction for Whitaker vs Rivera II.

Pernell Whitaker is more likely to win, but Wilfredo Rivera could also pull it off. It is going to be competitive, nevertheless.

Result

Pernell Whitaker defeated Wilfredo Rivera via 12 round UD to retain the WBC welterweight title. Rivera's losing streak continues, and Whitaker advances his win streak to 7. Whitaker is now 39-1-1, and Rivera 23-2-1.

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