The coolest amateur escaped from Cuba. Cruz is expected in the pros – media


Apparently, very soon we will hear about the transition to professional boxing of a 26-year-old Cuban top amateur Andy Cruzwhich will perform in lightweight (up to 61.2 kg) or super lightweight (up to 63.5 kg).

As writes BoxeoCubanothe fighter was not waited for at the tournament in the town of Playa Giron in the south of Cuba, and later “officially” confirmed that he was outside his homeland.

“Officially. Andy is no longer in Cuba. He is currently in a third country on his way to a better future outside the island where he was born and whom he loves.

Cruz is one of the best Cuban amateurs of recent years, if not more. He is the 2020 Olympic champion, three-time world champion (2017, 2019, 2021) and two-time Pan American Games champion (2015, 2019). Record – 141-8, 8 KOs.

He played in 2015-2017 in the WSB semi-pro league as part of the Domadores de Cuba team.

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On the way to success in top tournaments, he repeatedly crossed the path of American Kishon Davis, who has been playing pro for more than a year. It will be interesting to see them fight in a “pay” ring one day.

In May, Cruz was already supposed to turn pro, but for some reason this did not happen. His coach complained about the “drop in performance” and “attitude towards training.”

In April, Cuba allowed profibox after 60 years of prohibition.

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