Name: Rudy Cruz
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 1988-01-08 (Age:62)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5′ 6½″ / 169cm
Reach: 70″ / 178cm
Boxing Record: click
Managers & Trainers: Gus Wilson (1943-51, Wilson's death), George Parnassus (1951-52)
Rudy Cruz was a ranked contender by Ring Magazine in the Lightweight division during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was known as a talented boxer, with an excellent jab and good movement. He was known as a light puncher, and not known as an entertaining boxer.
- Brother of 1940s Middleweight and Light Heavyweight contender Costello Cruz.
- According to the November 30, 1949 Los Angeles Times, Cruz was a Purple Heart recipient.
There are six undated bouts, which have been deleted; all in Los Angeles that appear on Cruz' record in the Ring Record Book. None of these bouts can be located in the Los Angeles Times:
- Vic Marcia, KO 2
- Al Marquez, KO 3
- Ray Lazzano, KO 1
- Ray Jimenez, KO 4
- Ray Perez, KO 2
- George Valdez, KO 2