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Leo Santa Cruz vs Emanuel Navarrete preview
When is Santa Cruz vs Navarrete?
Leo Santa Cruz could fight Emanuel Navarrete in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Santa Cruz vs Navarrete stats
Leo Santa Cruz would step into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Emanuel Navarrete would make his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 31 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Navarrete would have a massive power advantage over Santa Cruz, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 50%.
Leo Santa Cruz is the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Navarrete has 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Leo Santa Cruz & Emanuel Navarrete fight out of an orthodox stance.
Santa Cruz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Navarrete, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 73 more professional rounds, 277 to Navarrete's 204.
Leo Santa Cruz goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA and 5 by the WBC at super featherweight.
Santa Cruz vs Navarrete form
Leo Santa Cruz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Keenan Carbajal on 5th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight and WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had won against Miguel Flores on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Rafael Rivera on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
He had defeated Abner Mares on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Navarrete has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Liam Wilson on 3rd February 2023 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Eduardo Baez on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Joet Gonzalez on 15th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, California.
Before that, he had beat Christopher Diaz on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee.
He had won against Ruben Villa on 9th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
In terms of recent activity, Emanuel Navarrete has been fighting more than Leo Santa Cruz.
Leo Santa Cruz last fought 1 year, 1 month and 15 days ago, while Emanuel Navarrete's last outing was 1 month and 17 days ago.
Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Navarrete's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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