Meet Christina

Christina Cruz is an Latino-American boxer and born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City of Puerto Rican ethnicity. Cruz is currently one of the top fighters in the world. She picked up boxing at a local club in New York City back in 2006, and since then has racked up a total of 7 USA National Championships, and two world medals in the bantamweight division. To add to her outstanding accolades, she also holds the record for most consecutive NY Golden Glove titles breaking Mark Brelands record of 5 in 2012 then later capturing her 10th unprecedented NYGG championship, breaking her previous record at 9 in 2016. With a classic boxing style emulated the infamous Willy Pep and Sugar Ray Robinson and over 150 fights of experience, Cruz has been known to dance around her opponents while scoring stinging punches from the outside with speed and power; an exciting style that has always left viewers in awe of the Hell’s Kitchen Kid.


Currently, Cruz is on the 2020 Puerto Rican Olympic Boxing team preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in Tokyo, Japan come 2021.

Christina Cruz's quest to compete in the Olympics
07/06/10-(MET)–Christina Cruz’s quest to compete in the Olympics as a boxer. (Beatrice de Gea/For the New York Times) NYTCREDIT: Beatrice de Gea for The New York Times


  • 2020 Puerto Rico National Champion
  • 2017 USA National Champion (Awarded Most Outstanding Boxer Award)
  • 2016 USA National Champion (World Team Trials)
  • 2015 USA National Champion
  • 2014 USA National Champion
  • 2013 USA National Champion
  • 2012 USA National Champion
  • 2007 USA National Champion
  • 2012 National PAL Champion
  • 2010 National PAL Champion
  • 2008 National PAL Champion
  • 2014 National Golden Glove Champion
  • 2009 National Golden Glove Champion
  • 2008 National Golden Glove Champion
  • 2011 USA Pan-am Trials Champion
  • 2017 Continental Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2014 Continental Silver medalist
  • 2013 Continental Champion
  • 2012 Continental Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2016 World Championships Bronze medalist
  • 10X New York Daily News Golden Glove Champion (2007-2016 in 3 different weight classes)
  • 7X Metropolitan Champion
  • 2015 Strandja World-cup Silver Medalist
  • 2015-16 Pre-Olympic Qualifier Champion
  • 2016 Olympic trials bronze medalist


  • 2020 Puerto Rico Olympic team
  • 2020 USA Olympic Team Alternate
  • 2019 USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist
  • 2019 Eastern Elite Qualifier Champion
  • 2018 USA National Championship Bronze Medalist
  • 2018 Boxam Championships Silver Medalist


  • First Female Boxer ever to compete for Team USA at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
  • First Female boxer to secure her spot in the first ever 2012 Olympic Trials.
  • Most decorated fighter (Male or Female) in New York Golden Gloves history with 10 consecutive titles.
  • 2x Feature in Ring Magazine
  • Featured on CNN Latinos in America with Soledad O’Brien.
  • ESPN Deportes
  • MSG Network (Madison Square Garden Network)
  • Muhammad Ali Tribute Underarmour commercial
  • Primera Hora (Latino Culture Publication)
  • Publications in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
  • Sally Hansen Commercial