Peltz Boxing Promotions: Cruz vs Conyers
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 29, 2012)—This past Saturday night, Welterweight Ronald Cruz lived up to his top fifteen ranking and remained undefeated as he scored a ten round unanimous decision over Allen Conyers in a back and forth slugfest in Atlantic City.
Conyers looked good early as he used his length and stuck out the jab that seemed to confuse Cruz early. Cruz rocked and then sent Conyers down to the canvas at the end of the opening frame. Conyers was able to regain his composure and fight well in spots over the rest of the fight. Cruz , who is normally an orthodox fighter, fought most of the fight from the southpaw stance. Cruz would later state that it was something he saw in the first round that he was able to exploit Conyers.
The two had many back and forth exchanges with Cruz getting the better of most of those flurries. Cruz landed some solid combinations with Conyers trying to fire back which thrilled the capacity crowd at Ballys in Atlantic City.
Cruz got stronger down the stretch and came home with the most impressive victory to date,
Cruz, who was ranked number fifteen by the IBF raises his perfect ledger to 16-0.
In the co-feature, IBF number nine ranked Cruiserweight Garrett Wilson scored a third round stoppage over Pedro Martinez in a battle of Philadelphia based Cruiserweights.
Wilson hurt Martinez in the second and landed a shot that may have broken the nose of Martinez. Wilson came out and dropped Martinez in the third. With his Martinez nose leaking blood the fight was stopped. Wilson will now look forward to a rematch with Andres Taylor on April 14th.
In a battle of Camden, New Jersey Welterweights, Luis Cream remained undefeated by dropping Miguel Corcino on his way to a four round unanimous decision.
Rafael Montalvo scored what many are calling his second straight upset as he stopped DeCarlo Perez in round two of their scheduled six round Welterweight bout.
MMA Star Jeff Lentz made a successful pro debut with a vicious first round stoppage over David Navarro.
Antowyan Aikens made it two straight over Charles Kirby as he scored a four round unanimous decision in their super middleweight rematch.
Aikens won twice that evening as he proposed in the middle of the ring to his now fiancé.
In a second rematch, Korey Pritchett scored a four round unanimous decision over Korey Sloane in a Jr. Welterweight bout.