Jayson Velez vs. Orlando Cruz Crossroads Bout on September 22

In a crossroads scenario, Jayson 'La Maravilla' Velez (26-5-1, 18KO's) is preparing for a showdown scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at the Rafael Amalbert de Juncos Coliseum, when he collides with 2000 Sydney Olympian Orlando 'El Fenomeno' Cruz (25-6-2, 13KO's) in the main event of 'Noche de Campeones DIRECTV.

La Maravilla vs. The Phenomenon will be presented by Universal Promotions in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions.

"It will be another important step in my career, since I like big challenges," said the 30-year-old Velez. "Orlandito Cruz comes from showing that he still has a lot of boxing left, and I know that on September 22 he will come to give the best of himself. We are going to take advantage of this fight to the maximum in order to use this new opportunity to get a world championship."

garcia-velez (3)

After his huge knockout victory over two division world champion Juan Manuel 'Juanma' Lopez, the always durable Velez had a great showcase in May in California, where he lost a decision to Golden Boy Promotions super prospect Ryan Garcia .

"I gained a lot in my matches against Juanma (Lopez) and Ryan Garcia, it was definitely fighting them that made me grow even more as a boxer and prepared me for this brawl against such a high caliber opponent," he said.

"Now I come with more resolve and I'm convinced that a world title opportunity is closer than ever. I know that Orlando (Cruz) likes to move a lot, box pretty and run around the ring, but at some point he's going to have to stop to fight. Even if he puts on the skates, I'm ready to chase him until I catch him. Jayson is ready for hunting season "

For his part, Cruz comes back to recover ground after losing to Terry Flanagan and José 'Wonder Boy' López, and managing to get a very important draw against prospect Lamont Roach in April at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

'The Wonder' vs. 'The Phenomenon' is agreed for the ten round distance at a maximum weight of 130 pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigdunny1 on 08-13-2018

Cruz getting knocked out. Velez has much better chin never been knocked out. Cruz been knocked out numerous times already and Roach who is not a big puncher dropped Cruz his last fight. Crooked ref ruling it a slip and…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=TexasCowBoy;19011123]The pressure is on Velez being that Cruz is #0m0...War Velez[/QUOTE] i would predict Velez by KO.

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 08-10-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;19006098]yep same Cruz was awful maybe he just isn't that good.[/QUOTE] The pressure is on Velez being that Cruz is #0m0...War Velez

Comment by TexasCowBoy on 08-10-2018

[QUOTE=BestPR;19006086]...el Siri beat the crap out of him![/QUOTE] I was thinking that if Salido loses to Cruz (cruz being a ****)it would have been the end of the pressure is on Velez

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-08-2018

[QUOTE=TexasCowBoy;19006066]I remember when Salido knocked out Cruz[/QUOTE] yep same Cruz was awful maybe he just isn't that good.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Hearn: Disappointing if Joshua Doesn't Get Wilder or Fury Next Hearn: Khan Should Decide on Crawford or Brook Within a Week Pedraza: I'm Proud of What I Did, It Was Close Until The 11th Photos: Braekhus, Shields, Estrada Get Wins on Final HBO Card Fury To Wilder: You'll Need More Than a Million Judges To Rob Me Brook Warns Khan: Don't Come Crawling To Me After Crawford Dogboe: I Just Couldn't Get The Victory, The Best Man Won Michel Soro Has No Problems in Stopping Greg Vendetti Lomachenko-Pedraza Rating Looking Big For ESPN Hearn: WBC Has NOT Ordered Rematch, Wilder Can Face Joshua Dirrell Motivated, 'Ready For Challenge' of Yildirim Title Fight Shields Training Charlo, Ajagba, Apochi For Barclays Card Photos: Navarrete Stuns, Punishes Dogboe For WBO Title Wilder-Fury Rematch Talks To Begin Next Week, Says Warren Photos: Lomachenko Drops, Decisions Pedraza To Unify Belts Photos: Kell Brook Looks Flat in Decision Win Over Zerafa Photos: Carroll, Frenois Ends in Draw - No Mandatory For Farmer Teofimo Lopez: Im 2019, I Will Be Champion - I Guarantee It! Brook: I Want To Shut Khan Up, Then Move On To Spence, Porter Rene Alvarado Beats Carlos Morales, Targets Machado Shot Euro News: Spike O'Sullivan, Oliver Meng, Jordy Weiss, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Loma, Spence-Garcia, Pacquiao, More Filip Hrgovic Decisions Kevin Johnson Over Eight Rounds Lomachenko Wants More Belts, Hopes For Mikey Garcia in 2019 Mchunu Gets Revenge on Oosthuizen, Mbenge Stops Vazquez Pat Manuel, Transgender Boxer, Makes History With Win Lomachenko vs. Pedraza - CompuBox Punch Stats Cecilia Braekhus Retains Titles, Lopsided Decision over Lopes Lomachenko Drops Pedraza Twice, Wins Decision To Unify Titles Juan Francisco Estrada Breaks Down, Stops Mendez in Seven Lomachenko vs. Pedraza - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Easily Boxes Past Hermans, Hammer Up Next Emanuel Navarrete Shocks Isaac Dogboe, Captures WBO Title Dogboe vs. Navarrete - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Destroys Mason Menard - One Punch in One Besputin Drops Abreu Twice, Wins 10-Round Unanimous Decision Dogboe vs. Navarrete - CompuBox Historical Review Lomachenko: Getting Dropped Was Me Not Being Focused HBO Tripleheader - LIVE Results From Carson, California Lopez: Everyone Says I'm Overrated; I Haven't Shown Anything Yet

Latest Active Forum Threads