Atlantic City, NJ - Undefeated welterweight Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, faces hard-hitting Allen Conyers, of the Bronx, NY, in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening, Feb. 25, in the Grand Ballroom at Ballys Atlantic City. First fight is at 7:30 pm.
This will mark Cruz' first main event in Atlantic City, where has won seven fights, six at Bally's, one at Caesars.
"This is a big night for me but I know I'm in a tough fight," said Cruz, who is 15-0, 12 K0s, since turning pro late in 2009. "Allen Conyers punches harder than anyone I have fought so I have to be careful but I cannot let it affect my style. I like to mix it up and so does he."
Cruz, 25, is managed by ex-pro lightweight Jimmy Deoria, of Phoenixville, PA, and trained by Lemuel Rodriguez, of Bethlehem, PA. Cruz had a brief amateur career, fighting 28 times in a 13-month period from July, 2007, until August, 2008.
In his breakthrough fight late in 2010 at Ballys, Cruz rallied to knock out former national amate
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