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 31 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 79 more professional rounds, 261 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 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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.

Before that, he had beat Abner Mares on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

He had won against Jose Cayetano on 2nd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Avalos had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had lost to Oscar Valdez on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.

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

Before that, he had been beaten by 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.

He had defeated Jose Cen Torres on 8th November 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Events Center, Pharr, United States.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Leo Santa Cruz had last fought 3 years 6 months and 8 days ago, while Chris Avalos' last outing had been 4 years 3 months and 13 days ago.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Avalos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 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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