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When is Cruz vs Valenzuela?
Isaac Cruz could fight Jose Valenzuela in Spring 2024 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 25 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 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Valenzuela would have a slight advantage in power over Cruz, with a 69% knock out percentage over Cruz's 68%.
Isaac Cruz is the older man by 1 year, at 25 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 79 more professional rounds, 140 to Valenzuela's 61.
Isaac Cruz goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBO and 3 by the RING at lightweight.
Jose Valenzuela is currently ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 135lb division.
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 Giovanni Cabrera on 29th July 2023 by split decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Eduardo Ramirez on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yuriorkis Gamboa on 16th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Before that, 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.
He had defeated Francisco Vargas on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Center, Texas.
Jose Valenzuela has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Chris Colbert on 16th December 2023 by knockout in the 6th round at Armory, Minneapolis, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Chris Colbert on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Edwin De Los Santos on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had won against Francisco Vargas on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
He had defeated Austin Dulay on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Armory, Minnesota.
In terms of recent activity, Jose Valenzuela has been fighting more than Isaac Cruz.
Isaac Cruz last fought 8 months and 6 days ago, while Jose Valenzuela's last outing was 3 months and 19 days ago.
Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 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 2 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Cruz vs Valenzuela?
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