Santa Cruz vs Flores Info
Leo Santa Cruz beat Miguel Flores by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of winner Leo Santa Cruz.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBA super featherweight championship of the world.
Santa Cruz vs Flores stats
Leo Santa Cruz stepped into the ring with a record of 36 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Miguel Flores made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Santa Cruz had a slight advantage in power over Flores, with a 53% knock out percentage over Flores' 50%.
Leo Santa Cruz was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Flores had a height advantage of 1 inch over Santa Cruz. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Leo Santa Cruz & Miguel Flores fought out of an orthodox stance.
Santa Cruz was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Flores, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 126 more professional rounds, 267 to Flores' 141.
Miguel Flores was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Santa Cruz vs Flores 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 won against 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 won against 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 defeated Abner Mares on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
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.
What time did Santa Cruz vs Flores start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 1:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Santa Cruz vs Flores?
Santa Cruz vs Flores was broadcast on FOX Sports PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.