Isaac Cruz vs Eduardo Ramirez Preview September 4th, 2022
Isaac Cruz of Mexico returns to the ring this Sunday September 4th when he takes on fellow countryman and southpaw Eduardo Ramirez in a 12-round battle for the WBC Silver Lightweight Title. Cruz last fought in April when he stopped veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa in the fifth round for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Belt. Ramirez last saw action in May when he beat Luis Melendez via a 10-round majority decision. The fight from Los Angeles is on the undercard of the Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz showdown and can be seen live in America on Fox pay per view while fans in the UK can catch it on the FITE network.
Cruz vs Ramirez Betting Odds
- Eduardo Ramirez +450
- Isaac Cruz -700
The 24-year-old Cruz made a name for himself on the world stage last December when he dropped an exciting 12-round unanimous decision to WBA Lightweight Champion Gervonta Davis. He makes the ring walk with a record of 23-2-1 with 16 Ko’s to his name and has boxed 128 rounds since making his pro debut in 2015. Cruz has pretty good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 61.5 per cent but isn’t really known as a one-punch KO artist.
Cruz stands 5-feet-4-inches tall with a 63-inch wingspan with his toughest opponents to date being Davis as well as an aging Francisco Vargas and former world champ Diego Magdaleno, who he stopped in just 53 seconds in 2020. Cruz’s first pro defeat came at the hands of Luis Miguel Montano via an eight-round unanimous decision in February, 2016 while his lone draw was a six-round affair with Jose Capilla in 2017.
Ramirez is a 29-year-old southpaw with a mark of 27-2-3 with 12 Ko’s and has boxed 200 rounds since making his pro debut in 2010. His losses came at the hands of Lee Selby by unanimous decision in 2017 in a shot at the IBF Featherweight Title but also lost his chance at taking the belt by coming in overweight on the scales. He then lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Cludio Marrero in 2019. The three draws on his record were against Mario Munoz over four rounds in 2011, eight rounds with Jose Velarde in 2013 and over 10 rounds with Leduan Barthelemyin 2017.
Ramirez also has a no-contest on his record against Saul Hermosillo in 2014. Ramirez measured 5-feet-6-inches tall with a 70-inch reach which gives him a two-inch edge in height over Cruz as well as a significant seven-inch reach advantage. He doesn’t possess much in the way of power as his current knockout ratio stands at 36.4 per cent.
The youthful Cruz has the edge in power and aggressiveness and is a workhorse with a solid chin. Ramirez is no slouch himself and is quite motivated for this bout. It likely won’t be easy, but I think Cruz’s aggression and style should see him have his hand held up in victory on Sunday night.
I think Cruz’s power and pressure will be the deciding factor.
Play: Cruz -700 @ BetOnline.ag
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