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Steve Cruz Record

Total Fights45
Title Wins2
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins19
KO Losses5
Steve Cruz Record & Stats
Steve Cruz' Record
Steve Cruz' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Steve Cruz' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and one month, Steve Cruz fought 45 times with 37 wins and 8 losses.

      Cruz retired from professional boxing with a record of 37-8, which included two featherweight world-title wins. He had a 42.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 45 fights being knockout wins. Cruz suffered five knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Roberto Chala on December 18, 1993.

      Some of Cruz' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Barry McGuigan, Roger Arevalo, Rogelio Lopez, Alfred Rangel, Tracy Harris Patterson, Amos Cowart, and Martin Galvan.

      45Dec 18, 199330Roberto ChalaWinUD
      44Jun 26, 199329Vicente CastilloWinPTS
      43Aug 10, 199228Yuji WatanabeLossKO2
      42Apr 25, 199228Paul HodkinsonLoss *TKO3
      41Mar 31, 199127Rafael RuelasLossKO3
      40Sep 25, 199026Benito RodriguezWinPTS
      39Jul 8, 199026Manuel MedinaLossUD
      38Jan 8, 199026Ricky AlvarezWinTKO10
      37Aug 6, 198925Jorge PáezLoss *UD
      36May 14, 198925Tracy Harris PattersonWinSD
      35Dec 9, 198825Martin GalvanWinTKO7
      34Sep 30, 198824Amos CowartWinTKO1
      33Aug 12, 198824Fred AdamsWinKO4
      32Jun 14, 198824Alfred RangelWinTKO5
      31Dec 18, 198724Jeff FranklinLossUD
      30Aug 16, 198723Rogelio LopezWinTKO7
      29Mar 6, 198723Antonio EsparragozaLoss *TKO12
      28Nov 21, 198623Roger ArevaloWinSD
      27Jun 23, 198622Barry McGuiganWin *UD
      26Feb 7, 198622Rocky GarciaWinMD
      25Dec 3, 198522Tommy CordovaWinTKO9
      24Jun 22, 198521Juan VelozWinUD
      23May 28, 198521Jerome BrooksWinTKO3
      22Dec 15, 198421Jesus LopezWinTKO10
      21Jun 16, 198420Salvador UgaldeWinUD
      20Mar 29, 198420Lenny ValdezLossTKO1
      19Feb 21, 198420Victor AcostaWinMD
      18Jan 20, 198420Dana RostonWinUD
      17Nov 9, 198320Nicky PerezWinUD
      16Oct 13, 198319Angel HernandezWinTKO1
      15Aug 25, 198319Salvador UgaldeWinUD
      14Jul 28, 198319Jose ResendezWinPTS
      13Jul 15, 198319Ray GarzaWinUD
      12Oct 22, 198218Nicky PerezWinUD
      11Aug 1, 198218Javier BarajasWinUD
      10Jul 14, 198218Eddie RichardsonWinKO1
      9Jun 26, 198218Andrew RodriguezWinTKO2
      8Apr 9, 198218Carlos FloresWinPTS
      7Mar 10, 198218Richard FowlerWinTKO2
      6Feb 26, 198218Juan Carlos BarbosaWinTKO1
      5Feb 13, 198218Ali AkarWinKO2
      4Jan 15, 198218Jesse SierraWinTKO5
      3Dec 15, 198118Ricky CortezWinKO1
      2Dec 2, 198118Homero GonzalezWinTKO1
      1Oct 29, 198117Pascual ArandaWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Steve Cruz (Super Kid) is a 60-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, US on November 2, 1963. He is a former featherweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 1981 to 1993.

      Cruz made his professional boxing debut against Pascual Aranda at the age of 17 on October 29, 1981, defeating Aranda via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 9 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on June 23, 1986 after 26 professional fights, against Barry McGuigan for the featherweight WBA and The Ring titles. He defeated McGuigan via 15 round unanimous decision to become the featherweight champion of the world.

      Cruz has won two world titles at featherweight. For all the details about Cruz' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Cruz had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Roberto Chala on December 18, 1993. Cruz won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 30 years, 5 months, and 29 days since this fight.


      Cruz had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and zero successful title defenses. He won one of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Steve Cruz fought for featherweight world titles in three fights and won once. In total, he won two featherweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 23, 1986Barry McGuiganFeatherweightWBA, The RingUD

      Title Losses

      Steve Cruz lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 6, 1987Antonio EsparragozaFeatherweightWBA, The RingTKO


      Although Cruz had a total of 45 fights, this fight against Barry McGuigan is the sole highlight of his career.

      • June 23, 1986: Cruz wins his first world titles by defeating Barry McGuigan via 15 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBA and The Ring featherweight world champion.


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