Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Cruz vs Carbajal?
Leo Santa Cruz beat Keenan Carbajal by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 5th February 2022 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 100-90, 100-90 in favor of winner Leo Santa Cruz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Keith Thurman beating Mario Barrios for the WBC World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Luis Nery beat Carlos Castro and Abel Ramos was overcome by Lucas Santamaria.
Cruz vs Carbajal stats
Leo Santa Cruz stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Keenan Carbajal made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Carbajal had advantage in power over Santa Cruz, with a 65% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 51%.
Leo Santa Cruz was the older man by 34 years, at 34 years old.
Carbajal had a height advantage of 3 inches over Santa Cruz.
Both Leo Santa Cruz & Keenan Carbajal fought out of an orthodox stance.
Santa Cruz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 6 years and 7 months earlier than Carbajal, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 153 more professional rounds, 277 to Carbajal's 124.
Cruz vs Carbajal form
Santa Cruz had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Miguel Flores on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Rafael Rivera on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Abner Mares on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had beat 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.
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.
Santa Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
What time did Cruz vs Carbajal start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Cruz vs Carbajal?
Leo Santa Cruz was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Keenan Carbajal made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.