Cruz vs Avalos

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  • Santa Cruz vs Avalos
  • 33-1-1 27-5-0
  • TKO 8 TKO 8
  • Saturday 14th October 2017
  • StubHub Center, Carson, USA
  • WBA Super World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • Tape
  • 29 age 27
  • 5' 7" / 171cm height 5' 7" / 170cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach 68.1" / 173cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • MD MD TKO MD UD < form RTD TKO TKO UD TKO <
  • 33 wins 27
  • 0 by ko 0
  • 0% Ko% 0%
  • 1 Losses 5
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2006 Debut 2008
  • tape rankings @ Featherweight
  • WBA 11
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Cruz vs Avalos Info

Leo Santa Cruz beat Chris Avalos by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 14th October 2017 at StubHub Center in Carson.

The fight took place over rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

This contest was for the WBA featherweight championship of the world.

Cruz vs Avalos stats

Leo Santa Cruz stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.

Chris Avalos made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and draws.

The stats suggested that Santa Cruz and Avalos have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Leo Santa Cruz was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

Santa Cruz had 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Leo Santa Cruz & Chris Avalos fought out of an orthodox stance.

Santa Cruz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Avalos, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 85 more professional rounds, 267 to Avalos' 182.

Chris Avalos was ranked number 11 by the WBA in the 126lb division.

Cruz vs Avalos form

Santa Cruz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Chris Avalos on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Carl Frampton on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Carl Frampton on 30th July 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had beat Kiko Martinez on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.

He had won against Abner Mares on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Chris Avalos had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Leo Santa Cruz on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Mark Magsayo on 23rd April 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, Philippines.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Oscar Valdez on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beat Rey Perez on 1st August 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dr Pepper Arena, Frisco.

He had lost to Carl Frampton on 28th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Leo Santa Cruz had been fighting more than Chris Avalos.

Going to this contest, Leo Santa Cruz had last fought 3 years 3 months and 6 days ago, while Chris Avalos' last outing had been 3 years 3 months and 6 days ago.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Avalos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

What time did Cruz vs Avalos start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at StubHub Center, Carson, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Cruz vs Avalos?

Cruz vs Avalos was broadcast on FOX in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Main Event.

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