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Roberto Cruz
Born: November 2, 1941 Baguio, The Philippines

Manager:  Felipe de la Cruz
Available Record: 29-12-3 (14 kayos)

Cruz was brought in as a virtually unknown challenger 
to serve as the fallguy for Mexican knockout artist 
Battling Torres, in a bout for the Vacant WBA Jr. Welterweight 
title. The bout was held underneath the title fight tripleheader, 
which also included Luis Rodriguez-Emile Griffith, and the 
tragic Sugar Ramos-Davey Moore fight. Cruz pulled off a big 
upset when he stopped Torres in the first round. After that 
he was matched with former champ Eddie Perkins for universal 
recognition as champ (which the CBZ follows). Perkins easily 
outboxed Cruz, regaining the title. Cruz returned to 
obscurity after that fight, which may explain why his 
record is still incomplete.
 
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Cruz's record is incomplete
1955
Feb 10  Rocky Llarenas          Philippines             L 4

1956-57
No Record Available

1958
Sep 19  Larry Fernandez         Manila                  W 8

1959
Feb 21  Tanny Campo             Manila                  W 10
Jun 5   Gil Flores              Manila                  KO 8
Jul 26  Flashy Panio            Calumpit, Philippines   L 8
Oct 1   Leo Espinosa            Manila                  W 12
        (Wins Filipino Featherweight Title)
Dec 6   Paulito Escarlan        Manila                  W 10
Dec 19  Flashy Panio            Barguio, Philippines    W 8

1960
Jan 23  Young Terror            Zamboanga City, Phil.   L 10
---	Relinquished Filipino Featherweight Title
Apr 2   Sompong Pitaksamut      Manila                  KO 5
Jun 4   Solomon Boysaw          Quezon City, Phil.      L 10
Jul 9   Solomon Boysaw          Quezon City, Phil.      L 10
Nov 19  J.D. Ellis              Quezon City, Phil.      D 10

1961
Apr 26  Rocky Kalingo           Quezon City, Phil.      W 12
        (Wins Filipino Welterweight Title)
Aug 5   Gary Cowburn            Quezon City, Phil.      W 10
Oct 21  Johnny Gonsalves        Quezon City, Phil.      L 10

1962
Jan 10  T.R.O. Munchai          Quezon City, Phil.      W 10
Apr 7   Shigemasa Kawakami      Quezon City, Phil.      KO by 3
Sep 15  Terry Flores            Quezon City, Phil.      KO 6
        (Retains Filipino Welterweight Title)

1963
Mar 21  Battling Torres         Los Angeles             KO 1
        (Wins Vacant WBA Jr. Welterweight Title)
Jun 15  Eddie Perkins           Manila                  L 15
        (For Vacant Lineal World Jr. Welterweight Title)

1964
Inactive

1965
Jan 23  Peter Cobblah           Manila                  L 10
Sep 18  Rocky Montante          Luzon City, Philippines KO 5

1966
Jul 10  Carl Penalosa           Cebu City, Philippines  W 10
Oct 29  Carl Penalosa           Cebu City, Philippines  D 10

1967
Sep     Masakatsu Narita        Quezon City, Phil.      KO 9

1968
Apr 2   Paul Fuji               Sapporo, Japan          KO by 2
Sep 28  Fel Pedranza            Angeles City, Phil.     KO by 3

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