Luis Cruz Working Hard With New Trainer Pedro Diaz

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Puerto Rico's Luis Cruz (19-1, 15KOs) is looking to recover from the first setback of his pro career. Last November he lost a ten round majority decision to Juan Carlos Burgos. After a month, Cruz has settled in with his new team in the city of Orlando, Florida. The team is led by renowned Cuban coach Pedro Luis Diaz, who trains WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto.

Cruz is integrating into the camp of Cotto, who is currently preparing with Diaz for Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday May 5 in Las Vegas. Cruz has worked tirelessly and has adapted to the changes proposed by his new coach to get a landslide victory against Mexican super featherweight Gerardo Robles (15-10, 7KOs) in the city of Las Vegas on Saturday April 28th at the Plaza Hotel and Casino.

"Luis is working very well in the areas that we [were looking to work on]. He is working under the same team as Cotto. He's evolved very well and I foresee a great future," said the veteran Cuban coach.

"We have tried to coordinate combinations while coming in, varying his shots so he doesn't rely on a single blow, and working with varied movements is what makes a boxer more successful. We also did a good job with his legs which were very stiff."

Cruz added - "I feel very comfortable with my new team. From the very first day they have been working on some adjustments in terms of posture, coordination, balance and how to hit in the most effective ways. In just three and a half weeks, I can see a real change in these areas. And they are highly professional in their work in technical and tactical areas and physical preparation."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 03-29-2012

That's good news for Cruz I will be watching his next fight.

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 03-29-2012

Cruz is like Juanma, they like to see the work their punches do instead of moving there heads. Cruz got hit with a lot of left hook. A simple adjustment to keep his right up and sometimes going under it…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-29-2012

I just hope he can give 100% of his energy and focus to Cotto. And that he doesn't get distracted with Solis and Cruz.

Comment by JmH Reborn on 03-29-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11947073]I'm surprised that Diaz isn't dedicating this training camp strictly to Cotto.[/QUOTE] Assuming that Cotto can't train for 18-24 hours a day I think there is ample time for a little for guys like Cruz and Solis to get work…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-29-2012

I'm surprised that Diaz isn't dedicating this training camp strictly to Cotto.

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