Current rankings @ Super Bantamweight
When is Vargas vs Nery?
Rey Vargas could face the challenge of Luis Nery in Summer 2022 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
Vargas vs Nery stats
Rey Vargas would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 36 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luis Nery would make his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Nery would have advantage in power over Vargas, with a 75% knock out percentage over Vargas' 61%.
Rey Vargas is the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Vargas has a height advantage of 3 inches over Nery.
Rey Vargas fights out of the orthodox stance, while Luis Nery is a southpaw.
Vargas is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years earlier than Nery, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 63 more professional rounds, 222 to Nery's 159.
Luis Nery is currently ranked number 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 122lb division.
Vargas vs Nery form
Vargas remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he beat Mark Magsayo on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Leonardo Baez on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had beat Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had defeated Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Nery has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Carlos Castro on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Brandon Figueroa on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had won against Aaron Alameda on 26th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had defeated Juan Carlos Payano on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 9th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat McJoe Arroyo on 16th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
In terms of recent activity, Luis Nery has been fighting more than Rey Vargas.
Rey Vargas last fought 1 month and 7 days ago, while Luis Nery's last outing was 6 months and 11 days ago.
Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
Nery's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 5 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Vargas vs Nery?
Luis Nery is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Rey Vargas if you fancy the incredible upset.