Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz is building his way organically into a boxing star, or at the least an endeared fighter to the Mexican-American fanbase of Los Angeles, California, as best seen when the crowd fully got behind Cruz when he stopped Eduardo Ramirez last Sunday on PPV.
Part of Cruz’s rise to fame is that many fans felt he beat Gervonta “Tank” Davis last December in an incredibly close fight on pay-per-view, as Cruz was replaced Rolando Romero, who had a legal issue that affected his status in the fight.
Famed boxing trainer Robert Garcia thinks so highly of Isaac Cruz, he thinks he has a chance against the most distinguished lightweight in boxing, Devin Haney, as Haney has all four world titles at lightweight.
“I think so, I think so,” said Garcia to 210BoxingTv when asked if Cruz stood a chance at defeating Haney. “I don’t think he can hold him back with his power. I don’t think he’s got that crazy power to hold him back so I think ‘Pitbull’ Cruz could beat Haney.”
As much as fight fans would love to see this match-up, Haney has a rematch with George Kambosos Jnr., set for October 15th, which should conclude Haney’s 2022 year.
‘Pitbull’ Cruz is hoping to return in December, but the list of opponents is short, and the Premier Boxing Champions fall schedule has yet to be fully unveiled as we only know of a fight on October 8th on Showtime headlined by Sebastian Fundora, as well we wait to see what the fourth quarter brings. We have heard talks of PPV events in November and December for the PBC, but now it is a waiting game.
An optimistic fight fan might hope for Gervonta Davis v. ‘Pitbull’ Cruz II, as that could happen a year after their first fight. Regardless, it is clear a lot of people including future hall-of-fame trainers are high on Cruz.