Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Featherweight
30-1-0
38-2-1

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Featherweight

The tape

31
Age
34
5' 5" / 166 cm
Height
5' 7" / 171 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

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Form
UD 10UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 8
30
Wins
38
23
By KO
19
77
KO%
50
1
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
1
2012
Debut
2006
192
Pro rounds
277

Current rankings @ Featherweight

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Oscar Valdez vs Leo Santa Cruz preview

When is Valdez vs Santa Cruz?

Oscar Valdez could face the challenge of Leo Santa Cruz in Autumn/Fall 2023 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 a record of 30 wins, 1 loss 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 38 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 77% knock out percentage over Santa Cruz's 50%.

Oscar Valdez is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 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 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 6 year later than Santa Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 85 less professional rounds, 192 to Santa Cruz's 277.

Valdez vs Santa Cruz form

Valdez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Shakur Stevenson 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Robson Conceicao on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Casino Del Sol, Arizona.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

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

He had defeated Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 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 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.

Going into that contest, he had defeated 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 beat Abner Mares on 9th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

He had won against 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.

Activity check

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

Oscar Valdez last fought 7 months and 6 days ago, while Leo Santa Cruz's last outing was 10 months and 1 day ago.

Valdez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

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.

What are the odds on Valdez vs Santa Cruz?

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