In the middle of last year, Andy Cruz left Cuba to become a professional boxer and his first fight is very close to taking place under the label of Matchroom, the promoter of Eddie Hearn.
The one from Matanzas. Cuba will debut on July 15 as part of the card in which Alycia Baumgardner and Christina Linardatou will fight for the undisputed super featherweight championship to be held at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
Cruz’s rival gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in the lightweight category, will be the Mexican Juan Carlos Burgosveteran boxer who has a record of 35-7-3 with 21 wins by way of knockout. The fight is agreed to ten episodes.
The Cuban boxer 27 years old is the great promise of Eddie Hearn. As an amateur, Cruz registered 140 wins for nine losses. 10 of his wins came on the fast track. According to BoxRec, the setbacks were suffered against Frank Zaldivar, Bin Lu, Yunier Echevarría, Dulat Bekbauov, Robeisy RamirezDzmitry Asanau, Kevin Hayler Brown, Sofiane Oumiha, and Delano James.
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When was the last time Andy Cruz’s rival fought?
Juan Carlos Brugos’ last fight was on December 10 of last year against Keyshawn Davis at Madison Square Garden for the WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title. The 35 year old boxer he lost via unanimous decision on identical scorecards 72-80.