Luis Cruz
Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz

“El Artesano”

RECORD

22 - 5 - 1

KOs

16

Weight 135 lbs (61.36 kg)

Age 32

Home Las Piedras, PUR 

Complete Stats

Following a few setbacks in recent years, hammer-fisted Luis Cruz is determined to reassert himself as a threat in the 135-pound division. Read Bio

Last Fight

Luis Cruz and Robert Easter Jr.

loss vs Robert Easter Jr.

Feb 10, 2017 / Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio

Cruz dropped a unanimous decision in his bid to win a 135-pound world championship.

Latest News

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Robert Easter Jr. and Luis Cruz
Feb 10, 2017 / Easter vs Cruz, Robert Easter Jr, Luis Cruz

Easter powers his way past Cruz, retains 135-pound world championship

Robert Easter Jr. didn’t get the knockout he was seeking against Luis Cruz, but he was no less dominant defending his world title in front of a hometown crowd.

Robert Easter Jr. and Luis Cruz
Feb 9, 2017 / Easter vs Cruz, Robert Easter Jr, Luis Cruz

Easter not about to overlook Cruz in first 135-pound title defense

If his opponent’s recent résumé is any indication, Robert Easter Jr.'s first 135-pound title defense could be a quick one. Just don’t expect the new champion to go making any brash early-knockout predictions.

Luis Cruz and Edner Cherry
Feb 6, 2017 / Easter vs Cruz, Luis Cruz

Cruz determined to make most of first championship opportunity

Luis Cruz’s performance in his last fight was akin to that of a professional golfer who is cruising along with six-shot lead with three holes to play when he inexplicably starts shanking balls all over the course.

Fights

Fights

LOSS vs Robert Easter Jr.

Feb 10, 2017 Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio

Robert Easter Jr. WINS against Luis Cruz by UD in Round 12 of 12

Draw vs Ivan Redkach

Apr 19, 2016 Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Ivan Redkach DRAWS with Luis Cruz by DR in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Roberto Acevedo 13-15-3

Nov 14, 2015 Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Roberto Acevedo by UD in Round 6 of 6

LOSS vs Edner Cherry 21-3-0

Jul 11, 2015 USF Sundome, Tampa, Florida, USA

Edner Cherry WINS against Luis Cruz by KO in Round 9 of 10

LOSS vs Joaquin Chavez 7-13-3

Aug 01, 2014 Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, USA

Joaquin Chavez WINS against Luis Cruz by SD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Carlos Winston Velasquez 21-18-1

Mar 21, 2014 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Luis Cruz WINS against Carlos Winston Velasquez by UD in Round 6 of 6

LOSS vs Alejandro Barrera 0-0-0

Apr 20, 2013 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Alejandro Barrera WINS against Luis Cruz by TKO in Round 6 of 8

LOSS vs Jose Felix Jr 20-0-1

Sep 13, 2012 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jose Felix Jr WINS against Luis Cruz by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Tomas Sierra 16-23-0

Jun 23, 2012 Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Luis Cruz WINS against Tomas Sierra by KO in Round 1 of 8

LOSS vs Juan Carlos Burgos 27-1-0

Nov 12, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Juan Carlos Burgos WINS against Luis Cruz by MD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Antonio Davis 28-6-0

Sep 10, 2011 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Luis Cruz WINS against Antonio Davis by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Martin Honorio 29-5-1

Apr 16, 2011 Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Martin Honorio by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Wilfredo Acuna 14-7-0

Dec 10, 2010 Coliseo Samuel Rodriguez, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Wilfredo Acuna by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Hevinson Herrera 14-5-1

Aug 28, 2010 Coliseo Ruben Viera, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Hevinson Herrera by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Juan Jose Beltran 22-12-2

Jul 16, 2010 Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo, Catano, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Juan Jose Beltran by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Eric Estrada 8-0-0

Jun 04, 2010 Coliseo Rafael G Amalbert, Juncos, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Eric Estrada by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Leon Bobo 18-4-1

Feb 27, 2010 Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Leon Bobo by TKO in Round 9 of 10

Win vs Yogli Herrera 22-8-0

Aug 29, 2009 Coliseo Ruben Viera, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Yogli Herrera by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jesus Salvador Perez 26-25-3

Jun 26, 2009 Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Jesus Salvador Perez by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Juan Jaramillo 8-6-2

May 16, 2009 Coliseo Angel 'Cholo' Espada, Salinas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Juan Jaramillo by TKO in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Carlos Diaz 10-17-4

Feb 27, 2009 Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Carlos Diaz by TKO in Round 6 of 8

Win vs Martin Armenta 13-18-3

Oct 17, 2008 Coliseum Fransisco Deyda, Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Martin Armenta by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jaime Villa 5-5-1

Jul 26, 2008 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Luis Cruz WINS against Jaime Villa by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Miguel Albares 5-4-1

Jun 28, 2008 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Luis Cruz WINS against Miguel Albares by TKO in Round 3 of 6

WIN vs Olvin Mejia 3-1-1

Apr 12, 2008 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Olvin Mejia LOSES to Luis Cruz by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Javier Ortiz 11-6-0

Feb 01, 2008 Coliseo Rafael G Amalbert, Juncos, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Javier Ortiz by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Luis Quinones 0-0-0

Aug 11, 2007 Coliseo Angel 'Cholo' Espada, Salinas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Luis Quinones by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Arturo Colon 0-2-0

May 11, 2007 Coliseo Angel 'Cholo' Espada, Salinas, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Arturo Colon by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Jose L Gonzalez 0-2-0

Mar 03, 2007 Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Luis Cruz WINS against Jose L Gonzalez by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Luis Cruz “El Artesano”

  • WINS 22
  • LOSSES 5
  • DRAWS 1
  • KOs 16

Weight 135 lbs (61.36 kg)

Height 5'9" (1.75 m)

Reach 72" (183 cm)

  • Born

    October 10, 1985
  • Age

    32
  • Country

    Puerto Rico
  • Born in

    Las Piedras
  • Trains in

    Las Piedras
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    158
  • KO Percentage

    57%
  • Boxing Hero

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