Luis Cruz (boxer)

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Luis Cruz
Statistics
Real name Luis A. Cruz
Nickname(s) El Artesano
Rated at
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality Puerto Rican
Born (1985-10-10) October 10, 1985 (age 31)
Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 22
Wins by KO 16
Losses 5
Draws 1

Luis Cruz (born October 10, 1985) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer who challenged for the IBF lightweight title in 2017, having previously held regional titles at both super featherweight and featherweight.

Amateur career[edit]

Had 71 amateur fights. Record about a 50-21. Won the National Youth title two years in a row and was on the Puerto Rican national team for two and a half, three years - on 'Team B.' It was the alternate team.

Highlights[edit]

  • 2006 JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT, Caguas, Puerto Rico, 125 pounds: in the semifinals on 3-24-06 he lost a 9-8 decision against Alex Oliveira of Brazil.
  • 2006 INDEPENDENCE CUP, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 125 pounds: in the quarterfinals on 3-15-05 he lost a 15-9 decision against Dario de la Cruz of Dominican Republic.
  • JOSE CHEO APONTE TOURNAMENT, Caguas, Puerto Rico, 125 pounds: in his first fight on 6-3-05 he had a 9-9 draw, but lost the tiebreaker against William Silva of Brazil.

Professional career[edit]

He debuted at the age of 21 on March 3, 2007 in San Juan, PR, and knocked out Jose Gonzalez (0-2) at 1:23 of the 1st round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
28 fights 22 wins 5 losses
By knockout 16 1
By decision 6 4
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Loss 22–5–1 United States Robert Easter Jr. UD 12 Feb 10, 2017 United States Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, U.S. For IBF lightweight title
27 Draw 22–4–1 Ukraine Ivan Redkach SD 10 Apr 19, 2016 United States Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
26 Win 22–4 Puerto Rico Roberto Acevedo UD 6 Nov 14, 2015 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico
25 Loss 21–4 The Bahamas Edner Cherry KO 9 (10), 0:53 Jul 11, 2015 United States USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
24 Loss 21–3 United States Joaquin Chavez SD 8 Aug 1, 2014 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, U.S.
23 Win 21–2 Nicaragua Carlos Winston Velasquez UD 6 Mar 21, 2014 United States A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
22 Loss 20–2 Mexico José Félix, Jr. UD 10 Sep 13, 2012 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
21 Win 20–1 Mexico Tomas Sierra KO 1 (8), 2:32 Jun 23, 2012 Mexico Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Mexico
20 Loss 19–1 Mexico Juan Carlos Burgos MD 10 Nov 12, 2011 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Lost WBO Latino super featherweight title;
For vacant WBC Silver super featherweight title
19 Win 19–0 United States Antonio Davis TKO 6 (10), 1:39 Sep 10, 2011 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Martin Honorio UD 10 Apr 16, 2011 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico Retained WBO Latino super featherweight title
17 Win 17–0 Nicaragua Wilfredo Acuna TKO 2 (8), 2:27 Dec 10, 2010 Puerto Rico Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
16 Win 16–0 Colombia Hevinson Herrera TKO 6 (10) Aug 28, 2010 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Viera, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico Won vacant WBO Latino super featherweight title
15 Win 15–0 Mexico Juan Jose Beltran KO 1 (6), 2:24 Jul 16, 2010 Puerto Rico Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo, Cataño, Puerto Rico
14 Win 14–0 United States Eric Estrada TKO 6 (10), 1:16 Jun 4, 2010 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rafael G Amalbert, Juncos, Puerto Rico
13 Win 13–0 United States Leon Bobo TKO 9 (10), 2:48 Feb 27, 2010 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico Won vacant WBC–USNBC featherweight title
12 Win 12–0 Colombia Yogli Herrera UD 10 Aug 29, 2009 Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Viera, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico
11 Win 11–0 Colombia Jesús Salvador Pérez TKO 4 (10), 1:40 Jun 26, 2009 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
10 Win 10–0 United States Juan Jaramillo TKO 5 (8), 2:31 May 16, 2009 Puerto Rico Coliseo Angel 'Cholo' Espada, Salinas, Puerto Rico
9 Win 9–0 Puerto Rico Carlos Diaz TKO 6 (8), 1:26 Feb 27, 2009 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Martin Armenta TKO 1 (6), 2:54 Oct 17, 2008 Puerto Rico Coliseum Francisco Deyda, Hatillo, Puerto Rico
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Jaime Villa TKO 1 (6), 2:59 Jul 26, 2008 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Miguel Albares TKO 3 (6), 1:39 Jun 26, 2008 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Olvin Mejia UD 6 Apr 12, 2008 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Puerto Rico Javier Ortiz UD 6 Feb 1, 2008 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rafael G Amalbert, Juncos, Puerto Rico
3 Win 3–0 Puerto Rico Luis Quinones TKO 1 (4), 0:23 Aug 11, 2007 Puerto Rico Coliseo Angel 'Cholo' Espada, Salinas, Puerto Rico
2 Win 2–0 Puerto Rico Arturo Colon TKO 2 (4), 2:28 May 11, 2007 Puerto Rico Coliseo Angel 'Cholo' Espada, Salinas, Puerto Rico
1 Win 1–0 Puerto Rico Jose L Gonzalez KO 1 (4), 1:23 Mar 3, 2007 Puerto Rico Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Matt Remillard
WBC–USNBC featherweight champion
Feb 27, 2010 – Jun 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Daniel Ponce de León
Vacant
Title last held by
Gonzalo Munguia
WBO Latino super featherweight champion
Aug 28, 2010 – Nov 12, 2011
Succeeded by
Juan Carlos Burgos