The WBC Silver Lightweight Champion, Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz, will face the undefeated Giovanni Cabrera, next Saturday, July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the bill where Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford compete for the undisputed welterweight title.
The event, which will be broadcast on Showtime PPV, is presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
They weren’t short of a word or two:
“I am training hard as always and focusing on Giovanni Cabrera’s strengths and weaknesses. It is an honor to be the co-main event of a fight that will be remembered forever in boxing lore.
“My plan is to go out and put on a show for everyone who sees it. I’ll be ready. One round or 12 rounds, no matter how long it goes, it’s going to be a great fight.
“I am going to put on a show against Cabrera. It’s all part of my effort to close all the doors Gervonta has available to escape from facing me again. I want to show that I am the best at 135 pounds.
“I am very excited to win this fight so that I can go to the next level of what I want to achieve. Giovanni is a quality fighter, and he is undefeated for a reason. I’m definitely not passing him by, because he’s earned this opportunity.
“The fans are an extra motivation for me. I want to keep giving them spectacular fights. It fills me with joy and pride to see his support. I promise all the fans this fight will be worth the price of admission.
“He may think that he has faced fighters like me in the gym, but he better be prepared, because facing reality is very different.
“I am here to show everyone that I am not a social media fighter like others are. I’m a dog, I’m a warrior, and my ceiling isn’t even close to being hit yet.”
“I am very happy to be here. I have finally reached the stage that I have wanted to be at for my entire career. Isaac Cruz is a great Mexican fighter and I am a first generation Mexican here in the US so it will be fireworks. I think this could steal the show. I’m ready for my best performance yet.
“I think he is the best opponent I have ever faced. He has a strong will and a lot of fire. My plan is to meet that fire with my own.
“Cruz got the position from him by having a close fight with Gervonta Davis, so if he gets that credit, then if he beats him convincingly, I’ll be on top too. I’ve shared the ring with his promoter Manny Pacquiao, so if I can dance with ‘Pac-Man,’ I can dance with a ‘Pitbull.’
“My activity is definitely an advantage. I have been training with great fighters at Wild Card Boxing Gym and I stay on my toes. This gym has the best fighters from all over the world.
“I have seen many examples of fighters with Isaac’s style. I have been able to overcome them. That is the goal on July 29.
“I promise that we are going to leave Mexican boxing and American boxing on a high pedestal. You will see two warriors facing each other and it will be appropriate for the setting we are in. This is my time. Isaac Cruz is in trouble. I will be ready on July 29.”