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Isaac Cruz vs Yuriorkis Gamboa report
Who won Cruz vs Gamboa?
Isaac Cruz beat Yuriorkis Gamboa by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 16th April 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 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 beating Yordenis Ugas for the WBA Super World Welterweight, WBC World Welterweight and IBF World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Radzhab Butaev was overcome by Eimantas Stanionis for the WBA World Welterweight and WBA Super World Welterweight belts, Cody Crowley was victorious over Josesito Lopez, Jose Valenzuela beat Francisco Vargas and Brandun Lee defeated Zachary Ochoa.
Cruz vs Gamboa stats
Isaac Cruz stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yuriorkis Gamboa made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cruz had a slight advantage in power over Gamboa, with a 68% knock out percentage over Gamboa's 60%.
Isaac Cruz was the younger man by 16 years, at 25 years old.
Gamboa had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Isaac Cruz & Yuriorkis Gamboa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Cruz was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 7 year and 10 months later than Gamboa, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 96 less professional rounds, 128 to Gamboa's 224.
Isaac Cruz went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at lightweight.
Cruz vs Gamboa form
Cruz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 5th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Francisco Vargas on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Matias Romero on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had won against Diego Magdaleno on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.
He had beat Thomas Mattice on 14th February 2020 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Gamboa 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 Rene Alvarado on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hylon Williams Jr on 19th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Going into that contest, he had won against Joel Montes de Oca on 15th November 2014 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Mexico.
Before that, he had been beaten by Terence Crawford on 28th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at CenturyLink Center, Omaha, United States.
He had defeated Darleys Perez on 8th June 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Isaac Cruz had been fighting more than Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Going to this contest, Isaac Cruz had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 23 days ago, while Yuriorkis Gamboa's last outing had been 6 years, 2 months and 17 days ago.
Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Gamboa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Cruz vs Gamboa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Cruz vs Gamboa?
Cruz vs Gamboa was broadcast on Showtime PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Fite.tv PPV UK.
What were the odds on Cruz vs Gamboa?
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