Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Current rankings @ Super Flyweight
When is Gonzalez vs Garcia?
Israel Gonzalez could face the challenge of Willibaldo Garcia Perez in Monday 29th January 2024 in Cabo San Lucas.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
The contest would be an eliminator for the IBF super flyweight championship of the world.
Gonzalez vs Garcia stats
Israel Gonzalez would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Willibaldo Garcia Perez would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Perez would have a large advantage in power over Gonzalez, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 39%.
Israel Gonzalez is the younger man by 6 years, at 27 years old.
Both Israel Gonzalez & Willibaldo Garcia Perez fight out of an orthodox stance.
Gonzalez is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Perez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 79 more professional rounds, 217 to Perez's 138.
Israel Gonzalez goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC, 6 by the IBF and 9 by the RING at super flyweight.
Willibaldo Garcia Perez is currently ranked number 5 by the IBF in the 115lb division.
Gonzalez vs Garcia form
Israel Gonzalez has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez on 17th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Jose Martinez on 18th March 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Albergue Olimpico, Salinas, Puerto Rico.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez on 23rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Flyweight championship fight at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Before that, he had won against Sho Ishida on 28th December 2019 by split decision in their 12 round contest at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
He had lost to Kal Yafai on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Flyweight championship fight at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Gonzalez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Gonzalez vs Garcia?
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