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Ryan Garcia vs Maxi Hughes preview
When is Garcia vs Hughes?
Ryan Garcia could potentially square off against Maxi Hughes in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Garcia vs Hughes stats
Ryan Garcia would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maxi Hughes would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have a massive power advantage over Hughes, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Hughes' 19%.
Ryan Garcia is the younger man by 9 years, at 24 years old.
Garcia has a height advantage of 3 inches over Hughes.
Ryan Garcia fights out of the orthodox stance, while Maxi Hughes is a southpaw.
Garcia is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 8 months later than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 146 less professional rounds, 85 to Hughes' 231.
Ryan Garcia goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA and 3 by the RING at lightweight.
Maxi Hughes is currently ranked number 12 by the WBC, 9 by the IBF and 10 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Garcia vs Hughes form
Garcia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had beat Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Before that, he had won against Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
He had beat Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Hughes has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Kid Galahad on 24th September 2022 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryan Walsh on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Yorkshire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jovanni Straffon on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.
Before that, he had defeated Paul Hyland Jnr on 19th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their BBBOC British Lightweight championship fight at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.
He had beat Viktor Kotochigov on 9th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of recent activity, Maxi Hughes has been fighting more than Ryan Garcia.
Ryan Garcia last fought 8 months and 7 days ago, while Maxi Hughes' last outing was 5 months and 27 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Hughes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
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