Joel Casamayor vs. Jose Armando Santa Cruz

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Compubox Punchstats
Total Punches Casamayor Santa Cruz
Landed 129 246
Thrown 502 801
Pct. 26% 31%
Jabs Casamayor Santa Cruz
Landed 50 54
Thrown 233 268
Pct. 21% 20%
Power Punches Casamayor Santa Cruz
Landed 79 192
Thrown 269 533
Pct. 29% 36%

2007-11-10 : Joel Casamayor 134 lbs beat Jose Armando Santa Cruz 134¾ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12


  • This was a very controversial decision. Ringside observers felt that this was the worst decision of the year (The Boxing Times article).
  • The Associated Press scored it 117-109 for Santa Cruz. ESPN's Dan Rafael scored it 119-108 in favor of Santa Cruz and referred to it as the "single worst decision I have ever seen period in my life."
  • Santa Cruz caught Casamayor with a short counter that sent him down in the first round.
  • Casamayor defends his Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship.