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De La Hoya vs. Rivera: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Oscar De La Hoya (The Golden Boy) 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.

24
Nov 23, 1992
26-0
14
21 (80.8%)
179 cm
185 cm
6 cm
Orthodox
Sep 13, 1997
2m, 23d
26
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
28
Apr 2, 1988
27-2-1
2
18 (60%)
180 cm
183 cm
3 cm
Orthodox
Sep 12, 1997
2m, 24d
4
WBCIBFWBO
WL
w1
d2
sLT
w1
d1
LT
w1
LT
w1
d6
sFT
w1
d1
welterweight
Saturday, 6 Dec 1997
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
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Oscar De La Hoya vs. Wilfredo Rivera

Date

This fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Wilfredo Rivera took place on at the Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City.

Tale of the Tape

At 180 cm, Wilfredo Rivera is the taller of the two by 1 cm; Oscar De La Hoya is 179 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, De La Hoya has longer reach of 185 cm, which is 2 cms longer than Rivera's 183 cm. De La Hoya also has a 3 cm ape index advantage over Rivera.

De La Hoya is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 26-0 (21 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 23 days ago against Hector Camacho, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Hector Camacho's boxing career

Rivera comes in with a record of 27-2-1 (18 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 24 days ago against Mark Hammon, which he won via 1st round KO.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, De La Hoya will be 24 years and 10 months old. Rivera will be 28 years and 7 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 68-32 in favor of Oscar De La Hoya. Here is the prediction for De La Hoya vs Rivera.

Oscar De La Hoya should win this fight. It is going to be very hard for Wilfredo Rivera to win this one.

Result

Oscar De La Hoya defeated Wilfredo Rivera via 8th round TKO to retain the WBC welterweight title. Rivera's 4 fight win streak comes to an end, and De La Hoya advances his win streak to 27. De La Hoya is now 27-0, and Rivera 27-3-1.

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