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RBRBoxing Results: Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz


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On Saturday, November 26, 2016, Terry Flanagan (31-0, 12 KOs) will return to the ring against Orlando Cruz (25-4-1, 13 KOs) to defend his WBO Lightweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

The scheduled 12-round fight will be televised on beIN Sports Español in the U.S. The main event was initially going to be Billy Joe Saunders’ first defense of his WBO title, but it was moved to next Saturday in Scotland.

Flanagan, 27, will seek to make his fourth defense of the title after winning the WBO strap against Jose Zepeda in 2015. The UK native has also scored wins against the likes of Diego Magdaleno and Derry Matthews.

Cruz, 35, is a native of Puerto Rico who looks to be the first openly gay fighter to win a world title. However, after losses to Orlando Salido and to Daniel Ponce De Leon at Featherweight, it is unlikely that Cruz will be successful at Lightweight, almost ten pounds above Featherweight.

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Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz, 12 rounds, Lightweights

Flanagan scored an eighth-round stoppage victory against Cruz. Flanagan has now defended his title four times.

Liam Williams vs. Gabor Gorbics, 12 rounds, Super Welterweights

Williams stopped Gorbics in Round 8 with a shot to the body.

Tommy Langford vs. Sam Sheedy, 12 rounds, Middleweights

Langford scored a split decision victory against Sheedy. Langford won with scores of 116-114 and 117-113, while one judge scored it 113-115 for Sheedy.

Tom Stalker vs. Craig Evans, third fight, 10 rounds, Lightweights

Evans scored a 10-round majority decision victory against Evans. Evans won with scores of 94-96 and 92-98, while one judge had it a draw.

This was the third fight between the two, the first two of which ended in draws.

Kid Galahad vs. Reynaldo Mora, 8 rounds, Super Bantamweights

Galahad scored a third-round TKO victory against Mora.

Alex Hughes vs. Harry Matthews, 8 rounds, Middleweights

Hughes scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory with three scores of 80-73.

Jay Harris vs. Phil Smith, 6 rounds, Super Flyweights

Harris won via fourth-round TKO. Smith was dropped four times before being stopped.

Jason Sillett vs. Henry Janes, 4 rounds, Lightweights

Janes won a four-round decision with three scorecards of 40-35.

Nathan Gorman vs. Igor Mihaljevic, 6 rounds, Heavyweights

Gorman scored a third round TKO victory against Mihaljevic.

Reuben Arrowsmith vs. Ivica Gogosevic, 6 rounds, Super Welterweights

Arrowswith scored a four-round unanimous decision victory against Gogosevic. Arrowswith won on all scorecards with scores of 40-36.


Gabe Rivas has written for Round By Round Boxing since July of 2013. He studies Literature and Philosophy, tutors English, and teaches Boxing. Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @GabeRivas03.