Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KOs) has agreed to a deal to face WBA secondary lightweight champion Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) in the headliner on December 5th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, who comes from Mexico, will be replacing Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero as the opponent for the unbeaten Davis on SHOWTIME PPV. Rolly has been removed from the card because of the recent sexual assault allegations made towards him.
Gervonta vs. ‘Pitbull’ Cruz will be on SHOWTIME PPV, which might not please some boxing fans. They felt that once Rolly Romero was off the card, it should be on regular Showtime rather than pay-per-view.
Mayweather Promotions are likely assuming that fans will still be willing to pay to see the December 5th card because Tank Davis is headlining.
Isaac Cruz is perhaps better than Rolly, but he’s not well known yet in the U.S. That’s the only problem with using him as the replacement rather than some of the better-known fighters that volunteered to step in to face Tank Davis.
It would have been interesting to see how Tank would have done against Regis Prograis, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr, Gary Russell Jr, or Devin Haney. But you can understand why Mayweather Promotions chose to replace Rolly with ‘Pitbull’ Cruz rather than those other fighters. Those would have been risky fights for Tank, and who knows if he’d beat any of those guys?
ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reports that ‘Pitbull’ Cruz had previously been the guy that was going to challenge WBA ‘regular’ 135-lb champion Gervonta, but they went with Rolly Romero.
With Rolly needing to be pulled from the card, the organizers for the event circled back and worked out a deal for Cruz to face Tank Davis on the December 5th card.
Mayweather Promotions and Showtime had a lot of options with Devin Haney, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz Jr., and Regis Prograis all reportedly interested in facing Tank Davis for the December 5th card.
It’s unknown why they went with ‘Pitbull’ Cruz, but he’s a fighter that is rising up in popularity with a recent one-sided win over Fernando ‘El Bandito’ Vargas in his last fight.
Statement from Rolly Romero on Instagram:
“Although the allegations against me are totally false and I will prove that through the legal system, I agree that it is in the best interest of everyone involved that I not participate in the upcoming pay-per-view event,” Romero said in a statement posted to his Instagram page. “After clearing my name I will return to the ring as soon as possible.”
56 thoughts on “Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz to face Gervonta Davis on Dec.5th, Rolly Romero off card”
This kid pitbull Cruz is the real deal when it comes to fighting style of Mexicans no back up in this kid and trust and believe he can fight Tank has his hands full with this kid it’s going to be an explosive fight no going the distance here I pick pitbull
It’s going to be a good fight.. they are both good fighters . Tank, has a slight advantage over the Mexican fighter….. More powerful ! This fight is going to end early… Trust me, it will. Someone is going to get knocked out. That’s all I can say .
Good luck to both boxers….. May the best boxer win & don’t talk smack after the bout. Have some respect for the sport and for the other opponent that you just laid out.
It’s going to be a good fight. All we can do is wait till the bout is over,… & See who is still standing. Good luck to both boxers.
Pitbull cruz gots this
Man anyone who knows boxing and knows isaac pitbull cruz knows that tank is gonna have his hands full I got pitbull on this one
Boots will get the job done
I wanna see tank vs Teofemeo or Loma now that’s worth paying for..
Tank is fighting who you put in front of him that’s really falt not tank he too lome and lot other fighters handy might be a good fight tank will when. Mayweather fought every body mexico Salvador every where in mexico and hard hitting madonna Alvarez that is not ducking no body in there prime not washed up just talk haters
I might be 100% OLD Spence but the NEW Spence is in Trouble, that whole weight class, LETS GO BOOTS!!
Just like Mayweather to avoid big fights until they get past their prime and he studies them for weaknesses. Tank is so sheltered and fights little guys. I hope it backfires on them.
Wait! didn’t he just go up in weight? he just took the 135lb. belt, that guy was naturally bigger than tank, what are you talking about?
Yea he’s a waste of time.
A boxers manager and team protects his fighter . Thats there job/ responsibility, however; sooner or later the boxer must step up if he’s considered elite. The boxer must choose his destinity by stepping out of his protected umbrella. No shame in loosing a fight with the elites. Shame come from ducking them by the fighter or his management. ( easy $$).
Tank and Crawford same weight class
Tank being protected by Mayweather.
Bud Crawford Against t
Tank will defeat pit bull in 6 Round KO..
BELEIVE IT OR NOT !!
I think tank will KO Any body I no the game well use to box’s a little my self .l Ben into boxing a long time I. 73 years old I go back in the days of Joe Louis AIL both sugar rays the old one and the young ray I Ben in the Boxing game a long time.
Your english, spelling, and sentence structure is proof enough for me!
There bill cosbying rolly right before a big fight nothing came out before
Maybe you should have spent a little more time in school majoring in English grammar don’t be ashame I had a lot of trouble in English classes myself but, I can only blame myself and not blame the Thunderbird, the Wild Irish Rose or the Pierre need I say more ( Over & Out )
Those other fighters would’ve been expensive, Prograis and Haney ain’t taking Rolly Romero money. Pitbull’s getting less than Rolly Romero money, so he gets the call.
Tank always taking warm up fights and no top steer fighter, come on man there’s Teo, Loma, Haney and others like them get real.
Right he keeps fighting fighters that are not on his level
Tank is not ducking anybody stupid people think what they want in Baltimore we don’t duck no one
If he’s got Mayweather on his team then he’s ducking. Sad to see this kid in a loaded division wasted on money only fights.
There’s a lot of fighters that Davis should duck if he wants to remain unbeaten. He’s hardly untouchable. Take away Davis’ power and you have a pretty ordinary boxer there.
Baltimore don’t duck!! You’re absolutely right!!
Since when did B-more become the city of boxing champions?
No way Rolly or Pitbull beat Tank. Ain’t nobody ducking no fighters…you gotta understand it from a promotional perspective. But guarantee….those guys will get there chances. 💯
Promotional perspective is fancy for cherry picking! One tank loss and bye bye Mayweather…. Look at what happened to mickey bey and adrien broner…. Need i say more?
Rolly would have knocked Tank out. Tank is tailored made for Rolly. Tank has 2 open court cases, why is he still fighting and not Rolly.
They’re not RAPE cases.
Tank is a MF would have beat the brakes off that gool
Roomy a trash talker is now the subject of the trash talk now. Him being a boxer should not have to force young ladies to do anything they didn’t want to do . Boxers have an avalanche of young ladies filling them so how did this happen ??? So put up and shut up Rollie and start fighting real fights and stop ducking
Cnt protect Tank too long
Let’s see what pit bull can do but not pay per view!
C’mon…only a month to train!! What a joke!
Rolly is retarded and probably did touch those women.
I AINT paying for the tank Davis fight Period ! He ducking other boxers at his level 🤔 Tank take control of your own future!! Because rite now you look suspect!!
You wasnt paying for any fights anyway lol.
Very true statement
That was the fight. it should be the fight. and it shouldn’t be no one else. To pay for someone we never heard of that was not the deal we shouldn’t pay for Fighters we never heard of. that we don’t know. We want to pay for fights that we like to see The fight that you put together in the 1st place You need to earn your money not get it that easy .
Don’t sleep on pitbull Cruz. They Don’t call him little Mike Tyson for nothing.
Tank Davis my dude, but Pitbull Cruz is an excellent boxer. I believe this will be a great fight.
You guys never heard of him because you guys don’t dilligently follow boxing, you just following the familiar names, you guys don’t scout the sport, it’s that simple, not true fans of the sport, just wanna be fans!
With rolly out I don’t want to pay for this event and who would.. Rolly was and is the headliner in this pay per view
Your kidding about that statement Right ?
If not something wrong
Pitbull is no joke tank Davis is no joke either it will be a good fight but I believe tank Davis is too strong for him if Pitbull comes at tank the way I think he will it will be an early knockout
Jaron (boots) Ennis or Erroll Spence Jr.
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