USNBC featherweight champion Luis Cruz will face his first tittle defense next Saturday, 29th, at the Juan Viera Choliseum in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. Today the press conference was help and Cruz (11-0, 9 KOs) explained that fighting in his native town acquires particular value, because that encourages his will and forces him to train harder in order to thank his fans for all of their support. In a really touching moment, the 23-year-old champion emphasized that he will dedicate the bout to his mother, who is currently hospitalized. “When she comes out, she’ll find that her son has a new victory. This one is for her,”said Cruz, who will face Yogli Herrera (22-8, 15 KOs). Tickets are available at Ticketcenter.com: ring side $25.00 and general entrance $12.00. Boxeo Boricua in Las Piedras is presented by Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment.