Summer 2021
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Featherweight
29-0-0
37-2-1

Belts on The Line

WBO World Featherweight Championship
WBA Super World Featherweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
32
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
66.1"
Reach
68.9"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 10TKO 10TKO 7UD 12TKO 7
Form
UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 8MD 12
29
Wins
37
23
By KO
19
79
KO%
51
0
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2006
168
Pro rounds
267

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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Oscar Valdez vs Leo Santa Cruz preview

When is Valdez vs Santa Cruz?

Oscar Valdezcould face the challenge of Leo Santa Cruz in Summer 2021 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).

Valdez vs Santa Cruz stats

Oscar Valdez would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

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

The stats suggest Valdez would have a large advantage in power over Santa Cruz, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 51%.

Oscar Valdez is the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.

Santa Cruz has a height advantage of 2 inches over Valdez. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Oscar Valdez & Leo Santa Cruz fight out of an orthodox stance.

Valdez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year later than Santa Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 99 less professional rounds, 168 to Santa Cruz's 267.

Valdez vs Santa Cruz form

Valdez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Miguel Berchelt on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had won against Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before that, he had beat Jason Sanchez on 8th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.

He had defeated Carmine Tommasone on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.

Santa Cruz has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against 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 defeated 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 won against Carl Frampton on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Oscar Valdez has been fighting more than Leo Santa Cruz.

Oscar Valdez last fought 9 days ago, while Leo Santa Cruz's last outing was 1 year, 3 months and 6 days ago.

Valdez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Valdez vs Santa Cruz?

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

Oscar Valdez vs Leo Santa Cruz news

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