Isaac Cruz Gonzalez Scores a Last Round Knockdown and Beats Francisco Vargas

Published 06/19/2021, 11:19 PM EDT


Isaac Cruz Gonzalez and Francisco Vargas took their in-ring scrap to the distance, with the former claiming a victory via decision. However, Cruz showcased dirty intentions in the fight and appeared eager to stop his rival via KO. It left him on the wrong end of a beat down, but Cruz could clearly outwork Vargas, turning his 10-fight win streak to 11.

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The slug-fest began from the very first round, and neither men hesitated to check their shots. They unloaded haymakers on each other. Although Isaac Cruz Gonzalez seemed the bigger aggressor, Vargas also hit him with his best shots.

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Meanwhile, the boxers deserve some appraisal for absorbing those shots. While one of them could have touched the canvas, the exact scenario didn’t take place. But Cruz wobbled his rival in the early stage, which appeared a very important phase of the whole clash. Here’s a deeper look into the matchup.

Isaac Cruz Gonzalez vs Francisco Vargas- Action and Thriller

The close-collision could have been even closer had the last round played out differently. Following sheer action in the first 9 rounds, ‘Pitbull’ left no doubt about his supremacy in the 10th. He busted up Vargas with nasty shots. The injury clearly affected Vargas’s vision, but fortunately, it was the last round.

The veteran boxer fought, but suffered harsh consequences. Already the dominator, ‘Pitbull’ Cruz saw this as a massive opportunity and unloaded himself on Vargas, scoring a last-round knockdown. It became an important part of the clash, which favored Cruz on the judges’ scorecard.

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Although a few more minutes to the clock could have seen Cruz land a stoppage, Francisco Vargas successfully made it to the distance. However, he suffered the third loss of his professional career.

The 10-rounds lightweight scrap prepared the road for an alluring main-event. Hence, the fight became a show stealer and surprised several boxing fans for all the right reasons.

Do you think Francisco Vargas could have done better against Isaac Cruz Gonzalez?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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