Early 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Featherweight
37-2-1
25-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Featherweight
BBBOC British Featherweight
CBC Commonwealth Featherweight
WBA World Featherweight

The tape

33
Age
33
5' 7" / 171 cm
Height
N/A
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 8MD 12
Form
TKO 12TKO 9MD 10TKO 9KO 10
37
Wins
25
19
By KO
15
51
KO%
60
2
Losses
2
1
Stopped
1
1
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2011
267
Pro rounds
132

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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

Leo Santa Cruz vs Leigh Wood preview

When is Santa Cruz vs Wood?

Leo Santa Cruz could face the challenge of Leigh Wood in Early 2022 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

Santa Cruz vs Wood stats

Leo Santa Cruz would step into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Leigh Wood would make his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Wood would have a slight advantage in power over Santa Cruz, with a 60% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 51%.

Leo Santa Cruz is the same age as Leigh Wood, at 33 years old.

Both Leo Santa Cruz & Leigh Wood fight out of an orthodox stance.

Santa Cruz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 5 years earlier than Wood, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 135 more professional rounds, 267 to Wood's 132.

Leigh Wood is currently ranked number 6 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Santa Cruz vs Wood 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 beat Miguel Flores on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated Carl Frampton on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Leigh Wood has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Can Xu on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Reece Mould on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jazza Dickens on 21st February 2020 by majority decision in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at York Hall, London.

Before that, he had defeated David Oliver Joyce on 4th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at York Hall, London.

Hehad beat Ryan Doyle on 10th May 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Leigh Wood has been fighting more than Leo Santa Cruz.

Leo Santa Cruz last fought 1 year, 11 months and 1 day ago, while Leigh Wood's last outing was 2 months and 23 days ago.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Santa Cruz vs Wood?

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

Leo Santa Cruz vs Leigh Wood news

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