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

  • 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: [1].

Preceded by:
Andrade vs. Stewart
NABA Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 9
Succeeded by:
Bute vs. McCrary