Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz is ready for his commitment this Saturday, in Arlington, Texas.
“Pitbull” Cruz (22-2-1, 15 KO's) will face a Cuban boxing legend, former world champion and Olympic gold medalist, Yuriorkis “Ciclón de Guantánmo” Gamboa (30-4, 18 KO's) in a 10-round lightweight duel at Dallas Cowboys stadium.
The fight will be an eliminator where the winner will inch closer to a world title shot.
Cruz is well aware of Gamboa's quality, but he is convinced that he can beat him.
“He is an opponent with great experience, with a lot of experience in the amateur field and in the professional ranks. We respect him, but the key on Saturday will be the hunger that I have to transcend my career, I am not going to give anything to anyone,” Cruz said. , and finished off, “His time has passed, and I am going to take advantage of my time."
Prior to his trip to Texas, Cruz explained that respects Gamboa outside the ring, "but on Saturday, April 16, I will lose respect inside the ring. I will speak inside the ring with my fists, I'm working for a long fight... if the knockout comes even better. This fight is for the fans."
For the aggressive Cruz, he is coming off a twelve round decision loss to Gervonta 'Tank' Davis.
“I am going to step into the ring more motivated, more excited, more confident in what I want. I'm grateful for all the support I've received, and we're coming with everything against a great boxer like Yuriorkis," Cruz said.
The fight between Cruz and Gamboa will support the Showtime pay-per-view card that will feature the welterweight unification between WBC and IBF champion, Errol Spence, and the WBA champion Yordenis Ugas.