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Abner Mares vs Ryan Garcia preview
When is Mares vs R. Garcia?
Abner Mares could square off against Ryan Garcia in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Mares vs R. Garcia stats
Abner Mares would step into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryan Garcia would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Garcia would have a massive power advantage over Mares, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Mares' 48%.
Abner Mares is the older man by 13 years, at 37 years old.
Garcia has a height advantage of 5 inches over Mares. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Abner Mares & Ryan Garcia fight out of an orthodox stance.
Mares is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 11 years and 5 months earlier than Garcia, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 199 more professional rounds, 284 to Garcia's 85.
Ryan Garcia is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA and 3 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Mares vs R. Garcia form
Abner Mares has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he drew Miguel Flores on 4th September 2022 by majority draw at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Leo Santa Cruz on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had won against Andres Gutierrez on 14th October 2017 by technical decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Before that, he had beat Jesus Andres Cuellar on 10th December 2016 by split decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles.
He had lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
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 won against Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
In terms of recent activity, Ryan Garcia has been fighting more than Abner Mares.
Abner Mares last fought 6 months and 18 days ago, while Ryan Garcia's last outing was 8 months and 6 days ago.
Mares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Garcia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 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.
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