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Who won Cruz vs Cabrera?
Isaac Cruz beat Giovanni Cabrera by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th July 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 113-114, 114-113, 115-112 in favor of winner Isaac Cruz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Errol Spence Jr losing to Terence Crawford for the IBF World Welterweight, WBA Super World Welterweight, WBC World Welterweight and WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Nonito Donaire lost to Alejandro Santiago for the WBC World Bantamweight belt and Yoenis Tellez defeated Sergio Garcia.
Cruz vs Cabrera stats
Isaac Cruz stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Giovanni Cabrera made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws.
Isaac Cruz was the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Cabrera had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cruz. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Isaac Cruz fought out of the orthodox stance, while Giovanni Cabrera was a southpaw.
Cruz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Cabrera, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 140 to Cabrera's 135.
Isaac Cruz went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at lightweight.
Giovanni Cabrera was ranked number 9 by the WBA, 11 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Cruz vs Cabrera form
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 won against Eduardo Ramirez on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Yuriorkis Gamboa on 16th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 5th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, California.
Before that, he had beat Francisco Vargas on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Center, Texas.
He had defeated Jose Matias Romero on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Cruz vs Cabrera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Cruz vs Cabrera?
Isaac Cruz was a 1/8 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Giovanni Cabrera made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Isaac Cruz - KO||80%|
|Giovanni Cabrera - Decision||10%|
|Isaac Cruz - Decision||10%|
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