Valdez vs Santa Cruz

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  • Valdez vs Santa Cruz
  • 28-0-0 37-1-1
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • USA
  • Vacant WBO World Featherweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • UD 12TKO 7UD 12TKO 7TKO 10 < form MD 12TKO 8UD 12UD 12UD 12 <
  • Tape
  • 29 age 31
  • 5' 5" / 166cm height 5' 7" / 171cm
  • 66.1" / 168cm reach 68.9" / 175cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 28 wins 37
  • 22 by ko 19
  • 79% Ko% 51%
  • 0 Losses 1
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 0 draws 1
  • 2012 Debut 2006
  • 158 Pro rds 261
  • current rankings @ Featherweight
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Valdez vs Santa Cruz Info

Oscar Valdez will face the challenge of Leo Santa Cruz in Late 2020 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).

The contest would be for the unified featherweight championship of the world, with the WBO & WBA belts on the line.

Santa Cruz will be making his 4th defence of the WBA Super World Featherweight Championship. He won this belt against Carl Frampton in January 2017. He has held this belt for 3 years 6 months and 6 days.

Valdez vs Santa Cruz stats

Oscar Valdez would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins and zero loses, 22 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, 1 loss 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 29 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 103 less professional rounds, 158 to Santa Cruz's 261.

Valdez vs Santa Cruz form

Valdez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Jayson Velez on 21st July 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Adam Lopez on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

Before that, he had beat 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.

He had defeated Scott Quigg on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

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, Leo Santa Cruz has been fighting more than Oscar Valdez.

Oscar Valdez last fought 13 days ago, while Leo Santa Cruz's last outing was 8 months and 11 days ago.

Valdez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 9 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

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