Oscar Rivas is a professional Colombian boxer representing in a heavyweight division. He currently holds the IBF International, WBO-NABO, and NABF Heavyweight titles. As of 2019, Oscar Rivas net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Rivas was born on June 6, 1987, in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. His amateur career started in Cartagena at the 2006 Caribbean Games where he lost in the first round to Cuban Olympic Bronze medalist Michel Lopez Nunez. In 2007 at a PanAm qualifier, Rivas got his first win by beating two-time American champion Mike Wilson but lost to Cuban Robert Alfonso in the next stage.
In the Pan-American main event in Rio, he went on to beat Gerardo Bisbal and Didier Bence but lost to Robert Alfonso one more time in the final. In 2008, he took part in the Olympics where he upset Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria in the first round but lost to Italian world champion and eventual Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle in the next round.
Rivas turned pro in 2009 and his first match as a pro fighter came on August 28, 2009, against Joe Stofle. He won the match via knockout in the 3rd round. After that, he went on to win a series of matches including the fight against boxers like Matthew Greer, Edgars Kalnars, Sylvera Louis, Shawn Cox, Daniel Cota, Joey Abell, and Jeremy Bates.
On September 28, 2017, he won vacant NABF heavyweight title against Carl David Drumond of Costa Rica. He knocked out Drumond in the first round of the match. He then retained his NABF heavyweight title against Herve Hubeaux and Fabio Maldonado.
On January 18, 2019, Rivas won IBF International and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles against Bryant Jennings of USA. He won the titles by knocking him out in the 12th round. Rivas is now set to fight against Dillian Whyte for the vacant WBC interim heavyweight title.