Isaac Cruz has taken aim at the “chihuahua” Rolando Romero and mocked the WBA super-lightweight title holder for his one-sided defeat by Gervonta Davis.

“Rolly” Romero, 28, defends his title against Cruz on March 30 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

“Tank” Davis is a common opponent for both. Davis-Cruz, which concluded with Davis being awarded a narrow unanimous decision, was one of the fights of 2021. In 2022 Romero was out-fought, out-boxed and halted by Davis in six rounds.

Romero’s following fight ended in a controversial victory, when Ismael Barroso was bafflingly stopped in the seventh round by the referee Tony Weeks, earning Romero the WBA super-lightweight title.. 

“Against Gervonta Davis, Romero did nothing,” the 25-year-old Cruz told Premier Boxing Champions. “He is a real chihuahua who spends his time talking just like a chihuahua who doesn’t attack at all. 

“I am at my best, and that’s why I lasted all 12 rounds and became only the second fighter Davis couldn’t knock out in his career. 

“He just talks and talks. We are coming to bury him to show he is just a talker and not a fighter.”

Romero-Cruz on the undercard of Tim Tszyu-Keith Thurman.