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Who won Rivera vs Perez?
Michel Rivera beat Jerry Perez by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 15th October 2022 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 80-71, 79-72, 79-72 in favor of winner Michel Rivera.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Deontay Wilder beating Robert Helenius for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Caleb Plant defeated Anthony Dirrell, Gary Antonio Russell was defeated by Emmanuel Rodriguez and Frank Sanchez beat Carlos Negron.
Rivera vs Perez stats
Back in October 2022, Michel Rivera stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jerry Perez made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Perez had advantage in power over Rivera, with a 77% knock out percentage over Rivera's 61%.
Michel Rivera was the younger man by 5 years, at 24 years old.
Rivera had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Michel Rivera & Jerry Perez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rivera was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 10 months earlier than Perez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 91 more professional rounds, 164 to Perez's 73.
Michel Rivera went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 12 by the WBC, 10 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at lightweight.
Rivera vs Perez form
Rivera had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Joseph Adorno on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jon Fernandez on 3rd July 2021 by knockout in the 8th round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Mercado Raices on 27th February 2021 by knockout in the 8th round at Shrine Exposition Center, California.
He had beat Ladarius Miller on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Alamodome, Texas.
Rivera's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Perez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.5 rounds on average.
What time did Rivera vs Perez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 12:00 AM BST in the UK.
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