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When is Santa Cruz vs Vargas?
Leo Santa Cruz could take on Rey Vargas in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Santa Cruz vs Vargas 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.
Rey Vargas would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 36 wins and 0 draws, with 22 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Vargas would have advantage in power over Santa Cruz, with a 61% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 50%.
Leo Santa Cruz is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Vargas has a height advantage of 1 inch over Santa Cruz. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Leo Santa Cruz & Rey Vargas fight out of an orthodox stance.
Santa Cruz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 55 more professional rounds, 277 to Vargas' 222.
Rey Vargas is currently ranked number 2 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Santa Cruz vs Vargas form
Santa Cruz has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated Miguel Flores on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rafael Rivera on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had won against Abner Mares on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
He had beat Chris Avalos on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Vargas remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he defeated Mark Magsayo on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Leonardo Baez on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had defeated Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had beat Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Rey Vargas has been fighting more than Leo Santa Cruz.
Leo Santa Cruz last fought 10 months and 1 day ago, while Rey Vargas' last outing was 4 months and 27 days ago.
Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
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