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The Mexican boxer Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz has not entered the ring since he defeated his compatriot Eduardo ‘Zurdito’ Ramírez on September 4, 2022. Hungry for titles, the young boxer, part of the new generation that is increasingly taking center stage, goes for the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight championship.
Cruz, 24, was unable to finalize a lawsuit against Ryan Garcia last 2022 and now must accept another rejection, that of the American Regis Prograis, owner of the belt that precisely the Pitbull he is pursuing to achieve his first major achievement in a promising career.
The veteran Prograis, who is 34 years old, mentioned in conversation with FightHub what are your next goals in boxing and at no time did he mention his contender Isaac Cruz.
“Gervonta Davis, Adrien Broner, Ryan García or Teófimo López. There are at least four that I name and they should give me at least one of them (…) I hope to be able to fight at least one or several of them, ”he said.
He also explained that the most dangerous on the list is Gervonta Davis, who curiously in the past has already beaten Pitbull Cruz in a lawsuit.
“Of all of them, I think the one that would complicate me the most would be Tank (…) I don’t think Ryan Garcia is such a tough opponent.. Broner, on the other hand, is very tough. He has never been knocked out and he has fought some of the best like Manny Pacquiao,” Prograis explained.
Not long ago Isaac Cruz Sr., father of the Pitbull and an important part of his training team, reported that his son I would move up a category given the little opportunity there is at lightweightso these statements by Regis Prograis can hinder the goals of the Mexican.
The American won the championship on November 26, 2022 with a knockout victory over Californian José ‘Chon’ Zepeda and left his record at 28 wins (24 fast track wins) and one loss.
For his part, Pitbull Cruz has to his credit 23 games won (24 by KO) and only one defeat, the one suffered on December 5, 2021 against Tank Davis.