Lucian Bute vs. Christian Cruz
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2005-03-18 : Lucian Bute 166¾ lbs beat Christian Cruz 167¾ lbs by TKO at 2:18 in round 12 of 12
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Referee: Gerry Bolen
- Judge: Jean Lapointe 110-97
- Judge: Claude Paquette 110-97
- Judge: Dale Suddaby 110-97
- Vacant NABA Super Middleweight Title
- Time: 2:18
- Weights: Bute 166.75 lbs, Cruz 167.75 lbs
- Attendance: 8,400
- Lucian Bute was pushed past the fourth round for the first time in his career.
- He managed to keep his knockout streak intact, winning every round on the scorecards, before stopping Cruz in the 12th round.
- Cruz down a total of four times during the fight.
- NABA title had been vacated by Librado Andrade.
- Detailed analysis of the fight available here: .
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