New York, NY (5/6/14) – Last night, Westchester County’s most popular and promising fighter, Bryant “Pee-Wee” Cruz (10-0, 6KO’s), took time out of his busy training schedule to take part in a special meet-and-greet at his sponsor bar/restaurant – Mickey Spillane’s, in Eastchester, NY – for a number of his adoring fans. The undefeated junior lightweight prospect sat for hours talking with fans, signing autographs and taking pictures. Cruz even received a surprise visit from his DBE stable-mate, undefeated and fast-rising female star Heather “The Heat” Hardy. Cruz, who recently signed an exclusive co-promotional deal with DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing, is set to face Osnell Charles on DiBella Entertainment’s upcoming ShoBox: The New Generation card live from the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT. The bout against Charles is scheduled for six rounds and will be one of the featured undercard bouts of the evening.
“It was great for Pee-Wee to give back to his fans and to actually be able to have a conversation with them and interact with them. He is always so appreciative of their support, so this was a great way for him to thank them personally. We expect a big crowd to make the trip up to Foxwoods on May 16, and Pee-Wee is totally focused on the task at hand and putting on a spectacular performance for everyone coming out,” said manager Kevin Crowley.
“I am always in the gym, always training, so being able to do stuff like this is a nice breath of fresh air for me. It also gives me the opportunity to give back to my fans, who have been so supportive of me thus far during my career,” said Cruz.
While Cruz was all smiles yesterday, when asked about the upcoming fight his demeanor quickly changed.
“This is a huge opportunity for me and my career. When I beat Joshua Reyes back in February, the Showtime execs were there watching and from what I have been told, they were very impressed. Being on this upcoming ShoBox undercard will give me the opportunity to once again showcase my talents to them. I know how important it is for me and my team that I don’t just win but that I do so in impressive fashion. That’s what my trainer Ryan O’Leary and I are working toward everyday in the gym. I know that my manager Kevin Crowley and promoters DiBella Entertainment and New Legend Boxing will get me the opportunities that I need to bring my career to the next level and it is my job to not let them pass me by.”
Tickets for the upcoming ShoBox: The New Generation card are priced at $125, $85 and $45, and may be purchased online at Foxwoods.com, by calling the Foxwoods’ box office at 800-200-2882, or in person at the Foxwoods box office. Tickets may also be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet or online at Ticketmaster.com.