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Steve Cruz (boxer)

Steve Cruz (born November 2, 1963) is a retired American boxer who was The WBA Featherweight champion.

Early life

Cruz was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Trimble Technical High School.


Known as "Super Kid", Cruz turned pro in 1981 and won the WBA Featherweight Title in 1986 by defeating Barry McGuigan on June 23, 1986 via a 15-round decision. The fight was proclaimed Ring Magazine's 1986 Fight of the Year. Cruz lost the belt in his first defense to Antonio Esparragoza in 1987. On May 14, 1989, he defeated future champion Tracy Harris Patterson by decision. Cruz challenged for

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