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

In a unification world title fight, Oscar De La Hoya (The Golden Boy) and Fernando Vargas (El Feroz) put their super-welterweight belts on the line. De La Hoya brings the WBC belt. Vargas brings the WBA belt. The winner also wins the vacant Ring Magazine title. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

29
Nov 23, 1992
34-2
22
27 (75%)
179 cm
185 cm
6 cm
Orthodox
Jun 23, 2001
1y, 2m, 22d
2
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
24
Mar 25, 1997
22-1
8
20 (87%)
178 cm
178 cm
0 cm
Orthodox
Sep 22, 2001
11m, 23d
2
WBCIBFWBO
sWL
w1
WL
w1
d7
sLT
w1
d1
LT
w1
LT
w1
d6
sFT
w1
d1
WBAIBF
sWL
w1
sWL
w1
d5
super-welterweight
Saturday, 14 Sep 2002
Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
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Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas

Date

This fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas took place on at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 179 cm, Oscar De La Hoya is the taller of the two by 1 cm; Fernando Vargas is 178 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 185 cm, De La Hoya also has a good reach advantage of 7 cms over Vargas' 178 cm. On top of that, De La Hoya also has a 6 cm ape index advantage over Vargas.

De La Hoya is coming in to this fight with a record of 34-2 (27 KOs). His last fight was 1 year, 2 months, and 22 days ago against Javier Castillejo, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Javier Castillejo's boxing career

Vargas comes in with a record of 22-1 (20 KOs). His last fight was 11 months and 23 days ago against Jose Flores, which he won via 7th round KO.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, De La Hoya will be 29 years and 7 months old. Vargas will be 24 years and 9 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 a rare 50-50 for both the fighters — either fighter could win this fight with equal probability. Here is the prediction for De La Hoya vs Vargas.

Looks like this is going to be a very close fight, either could win. Maybe Oscar De La Hoya wins?

Result

Oscar De La Hoya defeated Fernando Vargas via 11th round TKO. Vargas' 2 fight win streak comes to an end, and De La Hoya advances his win streak to 3. De La Hoya is now 35-2, and Vargas 22-2.

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