Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Zayas vs Cruz?
Xander Zayas beat Ronald Cruz by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 10th June 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 80-71 in favor of winner Xander Zayas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Josh Taylor losing to Teofimo Lopez for the WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Robson Conceicao beat Nicolas Polanco.
Zayas vs Cruz stats
Back in June 2023, Xander Zayas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Ronald Cruz made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Xander Zayas was the younger man by 11 years, at 21 years old.
Zayas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cruz.
Both Xander Zayas & Ronald Cruz fought out of an orthodox stance.
Zayas was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 5 year and 2 months later than Cruz, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 46 less professional rounds, 66 to Cruz's 112.
Xander Zayas went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 5 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Zayas vs Cruz form
Zayas remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alexis Salazar on 10th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Elias Espadas on 13th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Quincy LaVallais on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Alessio Mastronunzio on 16th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Dan Karpency on 23rd October 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Zayas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Zayas vs Cruz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Zayas vs Cruz?
Xander Zayas was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Ronald Cruz made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Xander Zayas - KO||66.67%|
|Xander Zayas - Decision||33.33%|
Based on 3 Predictions