Ronald Cruz 153 lbs lost to Dmitry Mikhaylenko 153 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 8 of 10
- Date: 2014-11-08
- Location: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- Referee: Steve Smoger
- Judge: Bernard Bruni
- Judge: Ron McNair
- Judge: Tom Schreck
- Fought at light middleweight. First stoppage loss incurred by Cruz, and fifth major loss, probably ends Cruz' career.
- Unbeaten Mikhaylenko fought a technical workmanlike fight, landing six punches to Cruz' every two. Cruz connected with a number of overhand right counters, but Mikhaylenko just shook them off. Cruz' punches lacked confidence. Cruz opted to fight the bout on the inside, and let Mikhaylenko fight his fight instead. Cruz got outworked in every round after the first round. Unable to shake the Russian, Cruz eventually found his right eye swollen shut. His corner stopped the bout in the corner before round nine. Not a close bout.