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

Fernando Vargas (El Feroz) and Wilfredo Rivera are scheduled to meet in a bout on at the Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Mar 25, 1997
18 (85.7%)
178 cm
178 cm
0 cm
Dec 2, 2000
5m, 3d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Apr 2, 1988
20 (54.1%)
180 cm
183 cm
3 cm
Jan 7, 2001
3m, 28d
Saturday, 5 May 2001
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
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Fernando Vargas vs. Wilfredo Rivera


This fight between Fernando Vargas and Wilfredo Rivera took place on 5 May, 2001 at the Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 180 cm, Wilfredo Rivera is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Fernando Vargas is 178 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 183 cm, Rivera also has reach advantage of 5 cms over Vargas' 178 cm. On top of that, Rivera also has a 3 cm ape index advantage over Vargas.

Vargas is coming in to this fight with a record of 20-1 (18 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 3 days ago against Félix Trinidad, which he lost via 12th round TKO.

Félix Trinidad's boxing career

Rivera comes in with a record of 32-4-1 (20 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 28 days ago against Rob Bleakley, which he won via 8 round unanimous decision.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Vargas will be 23 years and 4 months old. Rivera will be 32 years 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 69-31 in favor of Fernando Vargas. Here is the prediction for Vargas vs Rivera.

Fernando Vargas should win this fight. It is going to be very hard for Wilfredo Rivera to win this one.


Fernando Vargas defeated Wilfredo Rivera via 6th round TKO. Rivera's 2 fight win streak comes to an end, and Vargas gets on a new winning streak. Vargas is now 21-1, and Rivera 32-5-1.

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