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Devin Haney vs Michel Rivera preview
When is Haney vs Rivera?
Devin Haney could take on Michel Rivera in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Haney vs Rivera stats
Devin Haney would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 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 Rivera would have a slight advantage in power over Haney, with a 58% knock out percentage over Haney's 52%.
Devin Haney is the younger man by 1 year, at 24 years old.
Haney has a height advantage of 1 inch over Rivera. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Both Devin Haney & Michel Rivera fight out of an orthodox stance.
Haney is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 months earlier than Rivera, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 32 more professional rounds, 186 to Rivera's 154.
Michel Rivera is currently ranked number 13 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC and 15 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Haney vs Rivera form
Haney remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he beat George Kambosos on 16th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight, WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Previous to that, he had beat George Kambosos on 5th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their The Ring Lightweight, WBA World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Before that, he had beat Jorge Linares on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
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 won against Jerry Perez on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Joseph Adorno on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Armory, Minnesota.
Before that, he had beat Jose Matias Romero on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
He had won against 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 Devin Haney.
Devin Haney last fought 5 months and 6 days ago, while Michel Rivera's last outing was 3 months and 5 days ago.
Haney's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
Rivera's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
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