Patrick Teixeira vs Carlos Rivero Betting Odds and Prediction

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Patrick Teixeira vs Carlos Rivero Preview August 27th, 2023

Former WBO Jr. Middleweight boss Patrick Teixeira of Brazil fights in his homeland this Sunday, August 27th as he takes on Carlos Rivero of Venezuela in a 10-round middleweight bout. Teixeira last fought in November when he stopped Adrian Perez in just 130 seconds in a super middleweight bout while Rivero stopped Jose Marcano after three rounds just a few weeks ago on July 29th. Teixeira lost his junior middleweight title to Brian Castano via a 12-round unanimous decision in February, 2021 after the southpaw won the interim belt in November, 2019 by edging Carlos Adames by close unanimous decision after dropping him in round seven.

Teixeira vs Rivero Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Carlos Rivero +400
  • Patrick Teixeira -600

My Pick

The 32-year-old Teixeira climbs through the ropes with a mark of 32-4 with 23 Ko’s and has 164 rounds of experience under his belt since making his pro debut back in 2009. He stands just under 6-feet-tall with a 74.5-inch reach and has pretty good power in his punches as 71.9 per cent of his wins have come by way of stoppage. He also displays plenty of skills in the ring.

His first defeat came at the hands of Curtis Stevens in 2016 when he was stopped in the second round and that was basically the first time he took a step up in class opponent-wise. He also lost to Paul Valenzuela Cuesta in April, 2022 when he was disqualified in the second round for an intentional rabbit punch. He then lost his third bout in a row three months later when he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Magomed Kurbanov after being decked in the first round.

Teixeira won the vacant WBA Fedecentro Middleweight Title in 2012 when he stopped Samir Barbosa in the first round and then added the vacant WBC Youth Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Crown in 2012 when he stopped Omar Ramirez in the eighth round. Teixeira captured the interim WBO Latino Super Welterweight Title in 2014 when he stopped Ignacio Fraga in 145 seconds and in 2018 he beat Davi Eliasquevici via a 10-round unanimous decision for the vacant WBO Latino Super Welterweight Crown. He’s also beaten the likes of Nathaniel Gallimore, Mario Lozano and Patrick Allotey.

Rivero is also 32 years old and has boxed 102 rounds since making his pro debut in 2018 following his amateur career. He carries around an impressive record of 23-1-1 with 13 Ko’s which gives him a current knockout ratio of 56.5 per cent. He’s stopped his last two opponents but went the distance in the five previous outings. Rivero measures in at at 5-feet-11-inches tall with a 73-inch reach which sees him give up just half an inch in height to Teixeira and 1.5-inches in reach.

The lone loss on Rivero’s record came at the hands of Moises Zambrano by way of a 10-round unanimous decision in 2019 in a shot at the vacant Venezuelan Super Middleweight Title. His pone draw was a four-round affair with Robert Suarez in 2018. This will be Rivero’s first pro fight outside of his Venezuelan homeland and his record may be a little deceptive as just one of his 25 opponents have entered the ring with a winning record and that was the fight he lost to Zambrano.


Teixeira is a solid, underrated boxer with skills, power and plenty of experience against solid opposition while Rivero has been fighting against lower-grade opponents all of his career. All signs point toward Teixeira winning this fight due to his superior skills.

Teixeira has power, experience and a decent chin.

Play: Teixeira -600 @

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