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Keith Thurman vs Jessie Vargas preview
When is Thurman vs J.Vargas?
Keith Thurman could potentially square off against Jessie Vargas in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Thurman vs J.Vargas stats
Keith Thurman would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jessie Vargas would make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Thurman would have a massive power advantage over Vargas, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Vargas' 38%.
Keith Thurman is the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Vargas has a height advantage of 3 inches over Thurman. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Keith Thurman & Jessie Vargas fight out of an orthodox stance.
Thurman is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 9 months earlier than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 91 less professional rounds, 172 to Vargas' 263.
Keith Thurman goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 15 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at welterweight.
Thurman vs J.Vargas form
Keith Thurman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Mario Barrios on 5th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight eliminator fight at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Manny Pacquiao on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Josesito Lopez on 26th January 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Danny Garcia on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Shawn Porter on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Jessie Vargas has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Liam Smith on 30th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Mikey Garcia on 29th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Humberto Soto on 26th April 2019 by knockout in the 6th round at Forum, Inglewood.
Before that, he had drawn with Thomas Dulorme on 6th October 2018 by majority draw at Wintrust Arena, Illinois.
He had drawn with Adrien Broner on 21st April 2018 by majority draw at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Jessie Vargas has been fighting more than Keith Thurman.
Keith Thurman last fought 1 year, 1 month and 28 days ago, while Jessie Vargas' last outing was 11 months and 3 days ago.
Thurman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
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