Cuban lightweight Andy Cruz will make his second traditional pro fight against former IBO champion Jovanni Straffon this Saturday at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The DAZN-broadcast bout will support the WBA junior welterweight title defense of Regis Prograis vs. world lightweight champion Devin Haney. Cruz is one of Cuba’s great fighters in the amateur arena, where he has participated in Olympic Games and World Championships. Including paid bouts in the World Series of Boxing, a more accurate pro record for him is 17-0. Cruz fought in July of this year, a unanimous decision victory over Mexico's Juan Carlos Burgos. The 28 year-old Cruz won a ten-round decision.
Straffon is from Mexico and has won two of his last three fights. He is a tough fighter who is used to fighting away from home and has picked up important wins in his career. The 30-year-old fighter defeated James Tennyson in the United Kingdom during 2021 ifor the IBO title, then lost to Maxi Hughes. Straffon has 26 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw and 19 knockouts for his pro career.