Welterweight prospects Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, and Alberto Morales, Miami, FL, met today for the first time at the final press conference for their 10-round match Thursday evening, Sept. 26, at the Sands Bethlehem. The seven-bout card will be streamed worldwide by Universal Streaming. Cruz, who knocked out Rodolfo Armenta, of Rio Rico, AZ, in two rounds Aug. 10 in the same ring, has an 18-2 record, 13 K0s. Morales, who lost a 10-round decision to Ray Robinson, of Philadelphia, PA, on Feb. 8 in Wilmington, DE, is 11-2-1, 8 K0s. Also in attendance was junior welterweight Jerome Rodriguez, of Allentown, PA, whose six-round fight with Juan Serrano, of Killeen, TX, is one of six undercard fights beginning at 8p.m.
Alberto Morales: “I’ve trained hard for this fight for the last six weeks and I’m in the best shape of my life. I really love to fight and I know I won’t have to chase anybody in this match. I’m gonna love it and I look forward to Thursday.”
Ronald Cruz: “Morales says he loves to fight and I love to fight, also. On Thursday night, we’re going to find out who loves it more.”