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Ryan Garcia vs Michel Rivera preview
When is Garcia vs Rivera?
Ryan Garcia could potentially square off against Michel Rivera 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 Rivera stats
Ryan Garcia would step into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michel Rivera would make his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have a large advantage in power over Rivera, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Rivera's 58%.
Ryan Garcia is the younger man by 1 year, at 24 years old.
Garcia has a height advantage of 2 inches over Rivera. Despite this, Rivera has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Ryan Garcia & Michel Rivera fight out of an orthodox stance.
Garcia is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 months later than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 62 less professional rounds, 92 to Rivera's 154.
Ryan Garcia goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at lightweight.
Michel Rivera is currently ranked number 14 by the WBC and 14 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Garcia vs Rivera form
Garcia has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 7th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Javier Fortuna on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Emmanuel Tagoe on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Before that, he had won against Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
He had beat Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
Rivera has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Frank Martin on 17th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jerry Perez on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joseph Adorno on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Armory, Minnesota.
Before that, he had defeated Jose Matias Romero on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
He had beat Jon Fernandez on 3rd July 2021 by knockout in the 8th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
In terms of recent activity, Michel Rivera has been fighting more than Ryan Garcia.
Ryan Garcia last fought 1 month and 14 days ago, while Michel Rivera's last outing was 5 months and 19 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Rivera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
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