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Isaac Cruz vs Jose Valenzuela preview
When is Cruz vs Valenzuela?
Isaac Cruz could fight Jose Valenzuela in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Cruz vs Valenzuela stats
Isaac Cruz would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Valenzuela would make his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Cruz would have a slight advantage in power over Valenzuela, with a 71% knock out percentage over Valenzuela's 67%.
Isaac Cruz is the older man by 1 year, at 24 years old.
Valenzuela has a height advantage of 3 inches over Cruz. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Both Isaac Cruz & Jose Valenzuela fight out of an orthodox stance.
Cruz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 years and 6 months earlier than Valenzuela, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 73 more professional rounds, 128 to Valenzuela's 55.
Isaac Cruz goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 4 by the RING at lightweight.
Cruz vs Valenzuela form
Cruz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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.
Valenzuela has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Chris Colbert on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Edwin De Los Santos on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had won against Francisco Vargas on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Austin Dulay on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Armory, Minnesota.
He had beat Deiner Berrio on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mechanics Bank Arena, California.
In terms of recent activity, Jose Valenzuela has been fighting more than Isaac Cruz.
Isaac Cruz last fought 6 months and 28 days ago, while Jose Valenzuela's last outing was 7 days ago.
Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Valenzuela's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Cruz vs Valenzuela?
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