VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Bantamweight
36-1-1
35-2-0

The tape

33
Age
29
5' 8" / 172 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
65" / 165 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

SD 12UD 12SD 12UD 10UD 12
Form
KO 6KO 2TKO 11KO 3SD 10
36
Wins
35
22
By KO
27
61
KO%
77
1
Losses
2
0
Stopped
2
1
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2012
246
Pro rounds
181

Current rankings @ Super Bantamweight

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The Ring
6
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WBA
5
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WBC
3
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WBO
-
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IBF
-

Rey Vargas vs Luis Nery preview


When is Vargas vs Nery?

Rey Vargas could face the challenge of Luis Nery in Summer 2024 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 a record of 36 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Luis Nery would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Nery would have an advantage in power over Vargas, with a 77% knockout percentage compared to Vargas' 61%.

Rey Vargas is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Vargas has a height advantage of 3 inches over Nery. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Rey Vargas fights out of the orthodox stance, while Luis Nery is a southpaw.

Vargas is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 years earlier than Nery, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 65 more professional rounds, totaling 246 compared to Nery's 181.

Luis Nery is currently ranked number 5 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, and 6 by The Ring in the 122lb division.

Vargas vs Nery form

Rey Vargas has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he drew Nick Ball on March 8, 2024, by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by O’Shaquie Foster on February 11, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Mark Magsayo on July 9, 2022, by split decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.

Before that, he had won against Leonardo Baez on November 6, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.

He had beaten Tomoki Kameda on July 13, 2019, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Nery has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Naoya Inoue on May 6, 2024, by knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight, WBA Super World Super Bantamweight, WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to that, he had defeated Froilan Saludar on July 8, 2023, by knockout in the 2nd round at Metepec, México, Mexico.

Going into that contest, he had won against Azat Hovhannisyan on February 18, 2023, by technical knockout in the 11th round at Pomona, California, United States.

Before that, he had defeated David Carmona on October 1, 2022, by knockout in the 3rd round at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Mexico.

He had beaten Carlos Castro on February 5, 2022, by split decision in their 10 round contest at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Luis Nery has been fighting more than Rey Vargas.

Rey Vargas last fought 4 months and 18 days ago, while Luis Nery's last outing was 2 months and 20 days ago.

Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 13 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 1 year and 3 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 2 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Vargas vs Nery?

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