Best Badass Brother/Sister Boxers (2003)

Terri Cruz and Arturo Cruz Jr.

Educated in the school of hard knocks in Raton, New Mexico, Arturo and Terri Cruz have been fighting their whole lives -- in and out of the ring. One battled street gangs in Denver while the other battled juvenile delinquency, bar brawlers and tequila. Tapping into the genes passed on by their father, former pro fighter Arturo Cruz, the siblings found salvation, redemption and purpose in the ring. Arturo Jr., 18-12-2, holds the World Athletic Association welterweight belt, while Terri, 6-3-2, is ranked seventeenth in the world in the bantamweight class. Working out at Mestas's House of Pain gym on Brighton Boulevard, Terri and Arturo Jr. continue to prove that there's life after the streets.


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