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Cruz set for 1st defense!

IBF featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz (37-11-1, 23 KOs) will make his first defense of the title against Cyril Thomas (33-2-4, 10 KOs) on February 14 at the Palais des Sports in Saint Quentin, France. Thomas is the IBF’s #12-ranked featherweight and won an IBF title eliminator in his most recent fight in November. In the co-featured bout, French featherweight champion Osman Aktas (33-15-5, 3 KOs) defends against undefeated Guillaume Frenois (12-0, 1 KO). Also seeing action will be Phillip Ndou (31-1, 30 KOs) vs TBA in his firdt bout since May 2004. 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade (2-0, 2 KOs), who is promoted by Joe DeGuardia/Star Boxing and Arthur Pelullo/Banner Promotions, will be featured in a four-round jr. middleweight bout against an opponent to be announced.

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