Resorts World Casino NYC in Queens, New York - Headlining in a eight round junior lightweight clash, local fan favorite Bryant ‘Pee Wee’ Cruz, (18-2, 9 KO’s), of Port Chester, NY dropped and stopped Angel ‘El Gato' Luna, (11-4-1, 6 KO’s), of the Dominican Republic in the third round.
The 27-year-old Cruz puts one in the win column following a loss to Ryan Martin on March 18, 2017 in New York City as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs undercard at Madison Square Garden. Prior to that Cruz had only been defeated once in his five-year professional career.
Also 27-years-old, Luna was trying looking to bounce back following his decision loss to Toka Kahn Clary on June 24, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Co-featured on the card, undefeated bantamweight Duke “The Baby Faced Terminator’ Micah, (21-0, 18 KO’s), of Accra, Ghana made his American debut and nearly saw his perfect record derailed in a much tougher fight than expected.
He won a ten round majority decision over Jose Gonzalez (23-7, 13 KOs) of Mexico. The scores were 96-94, 96-94 and 95-95.
Holder of the WBC International Bantamweight Title, the 26-year-old Micah is coming off his career best victory, a dominant eighth round stoppage of Jonathan Aguilar on March 11, 2017, in Accra, Ghana.
In addition to thrilling crowds in the boxing rich country of Ghana, Micah has impressed fans in the United Kingdom on three occasions with his array of world class skills and heavy hands.
Gonzalez was coming off knockout victory over Jose Hernandez on April 21, 2017.
In a junior middleweight bout, Fredrick ‘General Okunka’ Lawson, (26-1, 21 KO’s), of Chicago, IL, Junior middleweights: stopped Fidel Monterrosa (38-15-1, 30 KO’s) in three rounds. Lawson scored two knockdowns in the second round and it appeared that he was on his way to a stoppage win, but the contest was over after three rounds when Monterrosa cited a hand injury for his inability to continue.