Wilfredo Rivera Record & Stats

Wilfredo Rivera Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 17 years and three months, Wilfredo Rivera fought 43 times with 35 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on July 10, 2005, Rivera's boxing record stood at 35-7-1 (21 KO wins, 4 KO losses).

San Juan, Puerto
May 4, 1969
Apr 2, 1988
21 (48.8%)
180 cm
183 cm
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3 cm
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      Wilfredo Rivera is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer. He was born in San Juan, Puerto on May 4, 1969. Rivera made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18, on April 2, 1988. He retired without winning a major world title. He is 54 years old, and will be turning 55 in 10 months and 24 days.

      Fight Record

      Total Fights43
      KO Wins21
      Total Title Wins0
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins0
      Losses via KO4
      43Jul 10, 200536Darien FordWinUD
      42May 7, 200536Jeff CarpenterWinTKO2
      41Jul 19, 200233Alfredo CuevasLossTKO7
      40May 31, 200233Michael LermaLossUD
      39Mar 1, 200232Anthony IvoryWinUD
      38May 5, 200132Fernando VargasLossTKO6
      37Jan 7, 200131Rob BleakleyWinUD
      36Jul 21, 200031Gerald ColemanWinTKO4
      35Sep 25, 199930Shane MosleyLossKO10
      34Jul 16, 199930Jimmie MorganWinTKO1
      33Apr 21, 199929Angel HernandezWinUD
      32May 30, 199829Carlos PalominoWinUD
      31Dec 6, 199728Oscar De La HoyaLoss *TKO8
      30Sep 12, 199728Mark HammonWinKO1
      29Jul 25, 199728Benjie MarquezWinTKO5
      28Apr 19, 199727Alex LuboWinTKO5
      27Mar 22, 199727Livingstone BrambleWinKO3
      26Sep 20, 199627Pernell WhitakerLoss *UD
      25Apr 12, 199626Pernell WhitakerLoss *SD
      24Nov 18, 199526Steve LarrimoreWinTKO2
      23Jul 15, 199526Manuel HernandezWinTKO2
      22Apr 18, 199525Cassius Clay HorneWinKO6
      21Jan 25, 199525Roland RangelWinUD
      20Sep 12, 199425Rod SequenanWinKO2
      19Jul 22, 199425Carlos CartagenaWinTKO2
      18Aug 9, 199324Stephan JohnsonWinUD
      17Jun 28, 199324Lonnie SmithWinUD
      16Apr 26, 199323Ariel Gabriel ChavesWinRTD6
      15Feb 13, 199323Delfino MarinWinUD
      14Jun 13, 199223Amancio CastroWinTKO7
      13Mar 12, 199222Darren McGrewWinKO2
      12Nov 27, 199122Idelmar Jose PaisanWinUD
      11Oct 30, 199122Valentin OcasioWinKO6
      10Jun 21, 199122Francisco MartinezWinKO4
      9Sep 6, 199021Jose Luis De JesusWinTKO2
      8Jun 2, 199021Luis De JesusWinTKO3
      7Sep 12, 198920Leavander JohnsonDrawPTS
      6Aug 24, 198920Sean KnightWinPTS
      5Jul 27, 198920Tomas HernandezWinTKO4
      4Jul 22, 198920Robert AlvarezWinUD
      3Apr 29, 198919Luis RiveraWinPTS
      2Jun 6, 198819Agustin SilvaWinPTS
      1Apr 2, 198818Ivan CentenoWinTKO4

      * World-title fight


      Wilfredo Rivera is 180 cm tall (5' 10.87") with a reach of 183 cm (6' 0.05"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 3 cm (1.18").

      Rivera has a 48.8% KO rate. Of his total 21 KO wins, 15 were in the early rounds and six in the mid rounds. He has two first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Wilfredo Rivera's professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 1988 to 2005.

      Rivera made his professional boxing debut against Ivan Centeno at the age of 18 on April 2, 1988, defeating Centeno via 4th round TKO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 1 wins via stoppage.

      Rivera had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on April 12, 1996 after 24 professional fights, against Pernell Whitaker for the WBC title. He lost to Whitaker via 12 round split-decision.

      Some of Rivera's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Carlos Palomino, Mark Hammon, Alex Lubo, Benjie Marquez, and Jimmie Morgan.

      Rivera had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Darien Ford on July 10, 2005. Rivera won the fight via 8 round unanimous decision. It's been 17 years and 11 months since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      Although Rivera had a total of 43 fights, this fight against Pernell Whitaker is the sole highlight of his career.

      • April 12, 1996: In his first world-title fight, Wilfredo Rivera loses to Pernell Whitaker via 12 round split-decision. He was fighting for the WBC welterweight title.


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