Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
38-2-1
35-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Featherweight

The tape

33
Age
31
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
5' 8" / 172 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 10UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 8
Form
UD 10UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
38
Wins
35
19
By KO
22
50
KO%
63
2
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2010
277
Pro rounds
210

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
1
-
WBO
6
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IBF
-

Leo Santa Cruz vs Rey Vargas preview

When is Santa Cruz vs Vargas?

Leo Santa Cruz could take on Rey Vargas in Summer 2022 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 35 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 63% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 50%.

Leo Santa Cruz is the older man by 2 years, at 33 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 6 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 67 more professional rounds, 277 to Vargas' 210.

Rey Vargas is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO 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 Leonardo Baez on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Going into that contest, he had won against Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Before that, he had defeated Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Hehad beat Oscar Negrete on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Rey Vargas has been fighting more than Leo Santa Cruz.

Leo Santa Cruz last fought 3 months and 19 days ago, while Rey Vargas' last outing was 6 months and 18 days ago.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 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, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Santa Cruz vs Vargas?

Rey Vargas is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Leo Santa Cruz if you fancy the incredible upset.

Leo Santa Cruz vs Rey Vargas news

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