“I have proven time and time again that my motivation and desire to be a champion is too great to ignore… A brand new star will be born on December 5th.”

Hard-hitting lightweight contender Cruz takes on WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis in SHOWTIME PPV® Main event

Sunday December 5 at the Premier Boxing Champions event of

STAPLES Center in Los Angeles


MEXICO (November 22, 2021) – Lightweight, hard-hitting competitor Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz embraced the role of underdog ahead of his clash against the WBA lightweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis which made the front page of a SHOWTIME PPV on Sunday, December 5 at a Premier Boxing Champions event at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

“I have proven time and time again that my motivation and my desire to be champion is too great to be ignored,” said Cruz. “This fight will not be the exception. I will pull off the shake-up and a brand new star will be born on December 5th. “

Cruz, 23, put together a 21-fight unbeaten streak before his first world title clash, including beating former champion Francisco Vargas by unanimous decision live on SHOWTIME in June. Now, as he prepares to take on rising star Davis, Cruz brings the hunger for an underdog into all aspects of his training.

“My motivation to be at my best for this fight is the biggest key for me day after day,” said Cruz. “It’s the fight I’ve always dreamed of. The work we do at the gym, the runs I do, and the conditioning exercises I do are all fueled by my motivation to make the most of this opportunity.

The Mexico City native is the latest in his family’s deep history in the sport, as he follows in the footsteps of his grandfather Memo, his father Isaac Sr., his uncles Eduardo and Guillermo and his older brother. Diego, who all fought professionally. . Despite this family pressure, Cruz was first interested in sport to stay on a positive path in life.

“Boxing has always been in my blood, but my main motivation for getting into boxing as a kid was to get away from the bad role models and influences in my neighborhood,” said Cruz. “I was six when I decided to go to the gym one day with my grandpa, and I really liked it. A passion for the sport was born, and now it’s just a full-fledged love story between boxing and me.

In addition to his family, Cruz had heard from the legendary Mexican champion Julio César Chávez before securing the fight against Davis. The conversation turned out not only to be premonitory, but added another motivating factor for Cruz before this fight.

“Chávez told me to make sure that I would always stay ready in case this fight with Gervonta becomes a reality,” said Cruz. “Then he told me that I had the courage to defeat Gervonta. The fact that he told me that says a lot about the progress I have made as a person and as a fighter.

Cruz will seek to take advantage of the large contingent of Mexican and Mexican-American boxing fans in Los Angeles who will surely be in his corner during the night of fight against Davis. Despite this expected advantage, Cruz knows that he cannot count on him to help him in the ring.

“I’m so happy to be fighting in Los Angeles with all the Mexican fans,” said Cruz. “But I have to remember that in the end it will be just me and Gervonta face to face in the ring. Of course, it motivates me that I’m going to feel right at home. But I can’t let him distract me or trick me into becoming overconfident.

“Defeating Gervonta Davis is the only thing that concerns me. When I win I know he’s going to want revenge and I can promise I’ll train twice as hard for this fight when he comes.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at

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Davis vs. Cruz will see five-time World Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defend his WBA lightweight championship against hard-hitting contender Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz live on SHOWTIME PPV on Sunday, December 5 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in a Premier Boxing Event champions.

The pay-per-view begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and features rising super-welterweight star Sebastian “The Towering Inferno” Fundora facing undefeated compatriot Sergio Garcia in a WBC Super Welterweight World Title Eliminator who serves main co-event. Additionally, middleweight contenders Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Carlos Adames go head to head in a 10-round battle, while top featherweight contender Eduardo Ramirez takes on former title challenger Miguel Marriaga in the card opener.


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