Dangerous contender Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz will be looking to make a statement against unbeaten Giovanni Cabrera in a twelve round WBC and WBA lightweight title eliminator on July 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Their fight will serve as the Showtime Pay-Per-View co-feature to Errol Spence's undisputed welterweight showdown with Terence Crawford.

The 25-year-old Cruz (24-2-1, 17 KOs) has picked up back-to-back knockouts since dropping a competitive decision against Gervonta Davis in December 2021.

A native of Mexico City, Cruz's last two fights have seen him stop former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in April 2022 and veteran contender Eduardo Ramirez in September 2022.

“I can’t wait to be back in the ring on July 29 in the boxing capital of the world of Las Vegas,” said Cruz.

“It’s even more exciting that I’ll be back on the biggest show of the year. It has always been a dream of mine to fight in Las Vegas, where so many Mexican legends like Julio Cesar Chavez, Salvador Sanchez and Erik Morales have fought before. Now it’s my opportunity and I will not disappoint the fans. As always, I’m coming for the knockout!”

Originally from Seattle and now residing in Chicago, Cabrera (21-0, 7 KOs) enters the ring off a shutout victory over Gabriel Flores Jr. last July, capping a dominant three-win 2022 campaign.

The 28-year-old has defeated seven undefeated fighters throughout a pro career that dates back to 2016. Cabrera can establish himself as a real player at 135 if he can get past Cruz.

“It hasn’t been an easy road to this point, and I know that I have to beat ‘Pitbull’ Cruz to continue my path to the world title,” said Cabrera.

“This is a hard fight, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I want to earn my status as world champion. Spence vs. Crawford is reminiscent of the glory days of boxing when the best fought the best, and I want to continue that legacy. I respect Cruz and I expect a war. May the best fighter win on July 29.”