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When is Stevenson vs Cruz?
Shakur Stevenson could take on Isaac Cruz in Spring 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
The contest would be a final eliminator for the WBC lightweight championship of the world.
Stevenson vs Cruz stats
Shakur Stevenson would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Isaac Cruz would make his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Cruz would have a large advantage in power over Stevenson, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Stevenson's 47%.
Shakur Stevenson is the older man by 1 year, at 25 years old.
Stevenson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Cruz. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Shakur Stevenson & Isaac Cruz fight out of an orthodox stance.
Stevenson is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 1 month later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 127 to Cruz's 130.
Shakur Stevenson goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at lightweight.
Isaac Cruz is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 4 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Stevenson vs Cruz form
Stevenson remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Robson Conceicao on 23rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight and WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Oscar Valdez on 30th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight, WBO World Junior Lightweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jamel Herring on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Before that, he had won against Jeremia Nakathila on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO Interim World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
He had beat Toka Kahn Clary on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Cruz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Eduardo Ramirez on 4th September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa on 16th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at AT&T Stadium, Texas.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Francisco Vargas on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Toyota Center, Texas.
He had defeated Jose Matias Romero on 13th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
In terms of recent activity, Isaac Cruz has been fighting more than Shakur Stevenson.
Shakur Stevenson last fought 2 months and 9 days ago, while Isaac Cruz's last outing was 2 months and 28 days ago.
Stevenson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
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