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Leo Santa Cruz vs Kiko Martinez report
Who won Cruz vs Martinez?
Leo Santa Cruz beat Kiko Martinez by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Honda Center in Anaheim.
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 contest was for the vacant WBA featherweight championship of the world.
Cruz vs Martinez stats
Leo Santa Cruz stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 31 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kiko Martinez made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martinez had advantage in power over Santa Cruz, with a 74% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 55%.
Leo Santa Cruz was the younger man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Santa Cruz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Leo Santa Cruz & Kiko Martinez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Santa Cruz was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 2 year and 4 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 277 to Martinez's 349.
Santa Cruz's last 3 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
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