Mexican lightweight contender, Isaac Cruz Vs Argentine Matias Romero, in the co-feature fight at the “Mohegan Sun Arena” in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Cruz (20-1-1, 15 KOs) returns to the ring after the most impressive performance of his career, knocking out tough Diego Magdaleno in the first round last October.
Originally from Mexico City, the 22-year-old is looking to get another major lightweight triumph to get closer to a world title shot.
Cruz turned pro in 2015 at the age of 16 and suffered his only loss a year later, but his aggressive style has kept him undefeated for the past five years.
“I am very excited to be fighting on SHOWTIME on March 13. The lightweight division is the most popular in boxing right now. This fight brings me one step closer to my dream of winning a world title.”
Romero (24-0, 8 KOs) will put his perfect record on the line as he tries to move up from prospect to contender with a win over Cruz.
In his most recent fight last November, Romero defeated Javier José Clavero by unanimous decision.
“I have come from Argentina to get one step closer to my goal of being world champion. I know Isaac Cruz is a great puncher, but he has never fought anyone with my speed and heart.”
In the main event on the same card, former super middleweight champion David ‘Red Flag’ Benavidez will return against American Ronald Ellis in a WBC elimination match.